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German unions, employers agree 4.8% wage hike for metalworking sector

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Unions and employers in Germany's powerful metalworking and engineering industries have reached agreement on a 4.8 per cent pay hike for the 3.8 million workers in the sector, the mighty IG Metall union said on Friday.

[FRANKFURT] Unions and employers in Germany's powerful metalworking and engineering industries have reached agreement on a 4.8 per cent pay hike for the 3.8 million workers in the sector, the mighty IG Metall union said on Friday.

In a so-called pilot agreement for the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia, that would serve as a benchmark for the rest of the country, workers would receive a one-off payment of 150 euros (S$234) for the period from April to June 2016. They would then see their pay rise by 2.8 per cent on July 1 and again by 2 per cent in April 2017, IG Metall said in a statement.

AFP