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Tesla Agrees to 30 Percent Wage Increase for German Workers

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tesla may be one of the hottest names in the car industry right now, and with hundreds of thousands of potential customers waiting for their reserved Model 3, the company is pushing to keep production moving. To get this done, the company recently took over a German engineering group that specializes in automation and engineering to form Tesla Grohmann Automation, but with employee’s looking to bail over wage disputes, Tesla has agreed to a new “pay structure” that is said to be providing a 30 percent wage increase for its 650 workers.

While the 30 percent number wasn’t exactly confirmed in the company’s official statement, which only stated a “fair and competitive salary”, a spokesman for the works council is saying that the percentage increase is indeed a part of the deal.

With Tesla already running far behind its ambitious production schedule, it is clear that the company cannot afford any more delays, and whether or not more pay will make a difference remains to be seen.

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Sources: NY Times

Photo: Tesla Motors

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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