Opel's unions condemned the possible partial sell-off of the automaker's Ruesselsheim-based r&d arm, demanding management explain itself at a town hall meeting this week.
Opel has suspended voluntary buyouts after staff representatives warned that a wave of departures following PSA's takeover could leave it short of skilled workers.
PSA revenue rose 42 percent to 18 billion euros ($22 billion) in the first quarter, lifted by its acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall last year.
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