Opel workers could see their wages cut by 10% or more as part of the recovery plan for the carmaker, works council head Harald Lieske has told Thueringer Allgemeine Zeitung.

GM Europe submitted a rescue plan for its operations last month under which they would be partly spun off. However, the plan also called for EUR3.3bn in state aid and that has met with a cautious response from national governments, including Germany’s.
The European Commission will hold a crisis meeting with representatives of General Motors and other stakeholders on Friday (March 13).

“We have invited for next Friday the highest representatives from General Motors Europe and Detroit. We hope that the COO from Detroit will be coming,” spokesman Ton van Lierop told a news briefing.