MUNICH -- Audi workers will get a voice on Porsche Automobil Holding's supervisory board.
Peter Mosch, chairman of Audi's works council, will join the 12-strong supervisory board after Porsche Automobil's annual meeting Friday, January 30.
Access to Audi technology is crucial to Porsche's ambitions to get the full synergy out of its linkup with the VW group, but Audi's managers and employees have been resisting Porsche's influence, according to German media reports.
Mosch told the German newspaper Donaukurier that he will able to "take care of Audi's employees much better" when he takes up the board seat.
Porsche Automobil is the holding company for the Porsche-Piech family's 51 percent stake in VW group, which owns Audi. It also oversees the sports car maker Porsche.
Bernd Osterloh, VW group's top workers representative, also will join the board along with Berthold Huber, head of the German trade union IG Metall, a Porsche insider s familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.
Wolfgang Porsche is chairman of the board and VW group Chairman Ferdinand Piech also is a member.
Porsche has a 50.8 percent stake in VW, which it plans to raise to 75 percent later this year.
Germany's system of co-determination gives employees representatives half the seats on supervisory boards and a large say in how big companies are run.