The employees have enforced their demand for 18 percent more wages. That sounds like more than it actually is. With the strike, the Hungarians had paralyzed other works.
The approximately 12,000 Audi workers in Györ now receive 18 percent more salary or at least 75,000 forints (238 euros) more. Previously, however, the average earnings were converted at only 1100 euros, at living costs as in Western Europe. IG Metall Bayern declared its solidarity with the strikers and described their pay as a “cheap wage”.
In Györ about 100,000 Audi A3 and TT are produced annually. The plant is particularly important for the VW Group, however, because every year about two million gasoline, diesel and more recently also electric motors are produced by the factory, which are delivered to other plants. Because the engines were missing, according to a spokesman, the construction of around 10,000 A3, A4, A5 and Q2 series cars was delayed at the Ingolstadt plant alone. The Porsche factory in Leipzig and the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava also felt the lack of supplies from Györ.