Germany - US base workers strike over pay - September 30, 2017

About 70 workers from U.S. military bases at Ansbach, Katter Bach and Hildesheim went on strike to demand higher wages. Members of the trade union Verdi held a protest at Katter Bach after rejecting a 1 percent pay increase offered by the U.S. The union is asking for a 5 percent pay raise for the roughly 300 German workers at the three bases. The demand is based on compensation for workers for inflation, productivity and the years when wages weren’t increased. If planned negotiations fail more strikes could be called.

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