Opel labor chiefs say prepared for constructive talks with PSA

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  • The logo of German car manufacturer Opel is pictured at the compnay headquarters in Ruesselsheim , Germany February 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

    The logo of German car manufacturer Opel is pictured at the compnay headquarters in Ruesselsheim , Germany February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (Copyright Reuters 2017)

  • The logo of German car manufacturer Opel is pictured at the compnay headquarters in Ruesselsheim , Germany February 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

    The logo of German car manufacturer Opel is pictured at the compnay headquarters in Ruesselsheim , Germany February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Workers' representatives of General Motors' European arm Opel are prepared to hold "constructive" talks with prospective new owner PSA Group if the French group buys Opel, known as Vauxhall in Britain, they said on Friday.

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"The fundamental basis for these talks... must be the unequivocal recognition and implementation of existing agreements for all Opel/Vauxhall sites," the German and European works councils and the IG Metall trade union said in a joint statement.

(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Maria Sheahan)