A Brazilian labour court said on Thursday it would grant workers at a Volkswagen factory that went on strike over a week ago an 18% pay raise as they had demanded, Reuters reported. The decision by the court is a defeat for Volkswagen, which had been reluctant to sweeten its initial salary adjustment offer of 15.7% to the powerful ABC Metalworkers Union once led by Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the report said.