Germany - Public service workers strike - March 31, 2018

Public service trade union Ver.di, which represents 2.3 million public employees, is demanding a 6% pay raise for public service workers from state and local governments, with a minimum increase of 200 euro per month. Because after two rounds of talks there still hasn’t been made an offer the union announced nationwide warning strikes to put further pressure on the negotiations that will continue in April 2018. Strikes are to hit public transport, rubbish collection, kindergartens and hospitals.

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