FRANKFURT Feb 21 PSA Group said it
would adhere to labour agreements at General Motors' Opel
and expressed its willingness to cooperate with labour chiefs to
safeguard jobs, PSA and workers' representatives at Opel said in
a joint statement on Tuesday.
PSA chief executive Carlos "Tavares communicated
convincingly in the talks that he is interested in a sustainable
development for Opel/Vauxhall as an independent company... Thus,
we are ready to explore further the chances of a potential
coming together," Wolfgang Schaefer-Klug, chairman of the
Opel/Vauxhall European Works Council, said in the statement.
GM and PSA said last week they were in talks over a
potential deal for the French carmaker to buy GM's European arm
Opel, sparking concerns in Germany and Britain of job losses.
Germany accounts for about half of Opel's 38,000 staff, while
4,500 are in Britain where Opel operates as Vauxhall.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Edward Taylor)