Dispute with supplier halts VW's Golf production

Parts makers suspended deliveries after contract cancelled

22nd August, 2016
Row affects Volkswagen Golf production

Volkswagen has halted production of its best-selling Golf hatchback as the fall-out widened from an unprecedented dispute with a supplier of seat and transmission components.

The shutdown, which started with the Passat saloon on Thursday, is now set to impact about 10 per cent of Volkswagen’s German workforce, the car maker said in a statement. As many as 27,700 workers across six factories could be sent home amid a shortage of parts supplied by subsidiaries...

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