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VW names new union boss

Moving on: Bernd Osterloh is moving from VW's union to its truck division, Traton.

Changing of the guard at VW’s powerful workers union as Osterloh moves to trucks

3 May 2021

THE head of Volkswagen Group’s powerful works council, Bernd Osterloh, has been appointed to the group’s heavy truck division, Traton Inc, as personnel director and executive board member with responsibility for human resources.


It moves Mr Osterloh (64) from all his roles at Volkswagen and his position as Germany’s most powerful trade unionist with 660,000 global workers at Volkswagen and through his position with the world’s biggest union, IG Metall, a further 2.2 million people.


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