It's official now, negotiations ended, and the final number of VW jobs to be cut is 30000. Somewhat comfort, it's "just" 5% of workforce, and they promised there will be no forced layoffs. Nevertheless, it is still huge. Not sure how many worldwide, though. Does anyone have more info?
If you read the article, they're not going to layoff anyone (powerful unions in Germany) just not hire anyone in the future. Interesting comment about having over 600K employees when Toyota has half that number & produces just as many vehicles.