HomeEconomy27. September 2021, 6:51 p.m.
Works council salaries: pleadings in the VW process
In the infidelity lawsuit against three former Volkswagen personnel directors and an incumbent, the public prosecutor requested suspended sentences and financial conditions. Regarding the payment and bonuses of the main works councils, the defendants acted in violation of their duties and intentionally, the public prosecutor Sonja Walther said on Monday in the Braunschweig regional court. She accused the human resources manager of Europe’s largest car manufacturer of infidelity, sometimes even in a particularly serious case. Executives – including former group human resources directors Horst Neumann and Karlheinz Blessing – had given senior members of staff representatives, including then-works council head Bernd Osterloh, compensation unduly generous. There should be between six months and two years in prison suspended. In addition, the defendants would pay between 30,000 euros and 1.5 million euros in money to non-profit organizations. The trial continues with defense lawyers’ pleadings. A judgment could be rendered on Tuesday (Ref .: 16 KLs 85/19).
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