Germany -Teachers’ strike started -February 18, 2013

Teachers and child care workers began their nationwide public sector strike when staff from nearly 100 schools in Berlin went out on the street. The warning action is part of a wage dispute in which the teachers insist, among others, for a 6.5% salary rise. The trade union Ver.di is also campaigning for a guarantee of € 100 more per month for some 800,000 public sector employees.



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