VW, Union agree on 6.5% overall pay raise for workers at Puebla facility
Volkswagen de Mexico and its Union reached an agreement in the salary review, with a direct increase of 5% plus 1.5% in benefits. The deal includes the compromise to grant permanent status for 250 temporary workers. With this agreement, a strike scheduled for Friday, 11:00 am, at the plant located in the municipality of Cuautlancingo, Puebla, was avoided.
The latest negotiations between the company and the Union (Sitiavw), headed by Rey David Garcia Avendano, were held at the Secretariat of Labor and Social Security (STPS) in Mexico City.
According to a brief statement issued by the German firm, the commitment is made to strengthen the efficiency and productivity indicators, which generate the conditions for attracting new projects for the benefit of the company and its collaborators.
The raise surpasses those obtained in the last seven years by the almost 10,000 workers, including an increase of 6.09% in 2010.
Mario Bueno, a spokesman for the Union, described the agreement as positive, exceeding expectations. Last Wednesday the workers lowered their review proposal from 12 to 9.5% and the company increased its counterproposal from 2 to 2.5%.