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vwBusiness Report writes that according to Volkswagen SA (VWSA) managing director Thomas Schäfer, the international reputation of the country’s automotive industry would be completely destroyed if this year’s collective bargaining resulted in strikes like the industry experienced in 2013 and 2010.  

He said SA was at a crossroads and asked whether the country wanted to keep the auto industry or not.  Schäfer added that original equipment manufacturers were now making decisions about export contracts and the allocation of more volume to their plants.  “If we can’t prove we are a reliable partner that can handle labour disputes and so on, we’re in trouble,” he indicated.  Schäfer also advised that the company’s Uitenhage plant had just won an award as the best pure passenger car plant of the 19 plants in the VW group.

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