BRATISLAVA – VW suspends production lines due to global sales drop

In an unorthodox move after a three-week-long holiday production break, Volkswagen will partly and temporarily suspend production lines for two days in its plant in Slovakia. How did the German car manufacturer justify the move?

Volkswagen, which is one of the major employers in the country, says this is just a reaction to a global drop in car sales. The company is asking the state to consider adopting the German ‘kurzarbeit’ model, where state unemployment insurance kicks in at times of decreased production needs. (Zuzana Gabrižová |

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