A Puebla newspaper reports that the workers at the big VW factory in Puebla have asked for a 12% raise in pay., The reporter specifically mentioned VW’s problems with the cheating on the engine computer.
I tried to find out what the pay level is for these workers. I got figures as high as $8 USD per hour, though that included benefits. (In the factory where we worked for over 30 years, the company even included the cost of the parking lot as part of our compensation package. Just saying)
I also found starting pay listed as low as 150 pesos a day, for up to 12 hour days. That would be less than a dollar an hour. I assure you benefits do not run $7/hr for these guys. They do have free VW worker buses bringing them to work every day.
Another source listed maybe $30 a day actual pay for top workers. Note that is far short of $8/hr. But, it is far greater than the alleged minimum salary figures you see in newspapers. Minimum salary might be correct for a kid herding goats, but not for anyone else, not even out here in the mountains.