Monday, September 10, 2007

1>UAW's Gettelfinger leaves DaimlerChrysler board

FRANKFURT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Ron Gettelfinger, president of the U.S. union United Auto Workers (UAW), has stepped step down from DaimlerChrysler's (DAIGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) supervisory board effective on Sept. 1, the carmaker said on Monday.

The move follows DaimlerChrysler's sale of a majority stake in U.S. arm Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management [CBS.UL] and Gettelfinger's consultations with other labour representatives on the board, a statement said.

Germany's IG Metall union, which had traditionally given the UAW one of its seats on the DaimlerChrysler board, has proposed that Valter Sanches be appointed by a court to succeed Gettelfinger, it added.

Sanches, a Brazilian, was a member of DaimlerChrysler's world employee council until May 2007.

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