A member of Volkswagen's supervisory board is calling for a quick solution to a legal dispute between the automaker and two suppliers that has forced VW to suspend production of some models at German plants, affecting nearly 28,000 workers.

Volkswagen said last week that it would have to suspend production of the Gold and Passat at the Wolfsburg and Emden plants for around a week because the suppliers weren't delivering parts.

On Monday, the company put at 27,700 the number of workers affected by the dispute at six plants in Germany.

Volkswagen and the German-based suppliers are expected to hold talks Monday. Lower Saxony economy minister Olaf Lies, who sits on Volkswagen's supervisory board, told Deutschlandfunk radio: "I can only encourage all involved not to let it drag on."