PRAGUE - Workers at Volkswagen Group's factory in Slovakia voted to strike starting next Tuesday over demands for a higher wage rise.
The plant in Bratislava builds VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, as well as Porsche and Bentley bodies-in-white.
The union expects majority participation in the strike, leading to a production stop, union officials were quoted as saying in local media.
The union said in a statement the strike would be unlimited.
VW's Slovak unit said last week that union demands for a 16 percent pay hike were unacceptable. The company has offered a base pay rise of 4.3 percent, along with a one-off payment of 350 euros and other bonuses.
The factory builds the VW Touareg and Audi Q7 SUVs and bodies-in-white for their sister models, the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga, as well as the VW Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii minicar family, according the Automotive News Europe's Guide to European Assembly Plants.