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Opel reaches deal with German factory workers


General Motors, which is pulling out Chevrolet from the European region, is supporting Opel in its reorganization process, a strategy that would also see the closure of one of its home plants, in Bochum, Germany. The plant is a crucial step in Opel’s drive to cut down on spending, as the home country is very high on the labor costs list ...
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