Germany - IG Metall organises warning strikes in demand of 6% pay increase - February 28, 2019

After negotiations in the third round of collective bargaining remained deadlocked, trade union IG Metall announced a series of warning strikes next week. Warning strikes tend to be brief, lasting a few hours or a day. IG Metall wants a 6% pay increase and 1800 euro annual holiday pay with the option to convert those into non-working day. The steel employers association Arbeitgeberveband Stahl (AGV) has rejected this demands and states that a 6% pay increase would put pressure on overall production costs.

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