Germany - Metal workers stage walkouts - April 30, 2016

More than 100,000 workers in the metals and electrical industries staged walkouts across the country after trade union IG Metall rejected a wage offer for the 3.8 million employees it represents. IG Metall union turned down an offer from employers for a wage rise of 2.1 percent, saying it fell too far short of its demand for a 5 percent increase. The union stated that warning strikes would continue into the coming period, adding that it would start 24-hour strikes if no agreement was reached by the Pentecost holiday.

English: http://in.reuters.com/article/germany-strike …   

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