VW Starts Talks to Cut Costs, Not Jobs, Amid Auto-Industry Shift

  • Unions, management aim to finish negotiations by fall
  • ‘We can’t waste time,’ says VW brand chief Herbert Diess

Volkswagen AG opened talks with unions on how to cut costs without eliminating jobs as the German carmaker grapples with rapid technological change and billions of euros in damages from cheating on diesel-emissions tests.

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