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MAN Pushes for 40-hour Week

The MAN group in Munich is the latest German company to demand a longer working week without extra pay for employees. "If the 40-hour work week were to now gain acceptance, we'd rather be ahead of the game than running to catch up," MAN's Chief Executive Officer Rudolf Rupprecht told the Financial Times Deutschland. The company, which builds trucks and other heavy machinery, is currently discussing the introduction of longer working hours at its production facilities in Augsburg and Offenbach with employee and union representatives. "The willingness of our workforce to listen to constructive proposals is growing," Rupprecht said. "Whether or not we get an agreement is up to the unions."

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