Back to work at the Skoda factory

Now this is what I call great news: Skoda have re-started their 5 day working week at their Czech factories. 

They had proposed a four-day working week for the first half of 2009 but thanks to an increase in demand for new Skoda cars, particularly in Germany, it’s back to work the the thouasands of workers employed by the Volkswagen  company. 

This really is a good sign when combined with the earlier news of Fiat cancelling lay-offs in Italy. More and more governments are taking actions that don’t just bail car makers out but encourage people to buy new cars.  The increase for demand in new Skodas across Germany has been partly attributed to the scrap subsidy introduced by the government. 

So, back to work Skoda workers, back to the drawing board for other governments to find similar ways to boost car demand rather than just keeping car companies in existence. After all, what’s the point if nobody can buy one of their cars???

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