Volkswagen Mexico agrees to a 6.5% salary increase with union
Volkswagen de México and its union reached an agreement in wage negotiations, with a direct increase of 5%, 1% to the savings fund and 0.5% in grocery vouchers, as well as 250 positions for temporary workers.
Thus, the strike called for August 18, at 11:00 am, at the plant located in the municipality of Cuautlancingo is canceled.
The latest negotiations between the company and the Independent Volkswagen Workers’ Union of Mexico (Sitiavw), headed by Rey David García Avendaño, were held at the Secretariat of Labor and Social Security (STPS) in Mexico City .
According to the 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.
This agreement isurpasses 4.5% increase obtained in 2016 by the almost 10,000 permanent workers, which was an overall increase of 4.5% and is the highest increase in the last seven years.
In 2010, they achieved 6.09%; In 2011, 6%; During 2012 and 2013, reached 5%; while in 2014 it was 5.27% and in 2015, Sitiavw was given 4.5%.
Mario Bueno, a spokesman for the union, described the agreement as positive, exceeding expectations, since last Wednesday, they lowered their proposal from 12 to 9.5% and the company increased its counterproposal from 2 to 2.5 percent.