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VW offers some employees amnesty for information on cheating


Volkswagen is telling non-managerial employees they can come forward with information about how the company cheated on U.S. emissions tests and they won't be fired.

In a move aimed at getting to the bottom of the scandal more quickly, Volkswagen brand manager Herbert Diess told staff in a letter that the company won't seek damages or fire employees for what they might reveal.

Workers could be transferred to other duties, however, and the company stressed it cannot get anyone off the hook for ongoing criminal probes.

The offer is valid until Nov. 30 and only applies to workers covered by collective bargaining agreements. "Managers are not included," said...