Germany - Metal negotiations pending - November 30, 2017

Trade union IG Metal has created a webpage with detailed information on the ongoing negotiations. The union is demanding a 6% pay increase and reduction of working time. IG Metall’s strategy reflects changing working preferences of workers. It is campaigning for a right to reduce weekly hours to a temporary 28-hour week when work-life balance makes it desirable, with a right to return to full-time work after 2 years, for shift workers and those caring for children or other relatives.  

Read on: in German …   The dossier, in German …

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