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Merkel wants to clip unions' wings, as strikes hit German transport system

Walkouts have caused big havoc with flights cancelled and train services stopped
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 05:50

Frankfurt

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing curbs to union power following walkouts in recent months that have crippled the country's transport network.

Strikes this year by Deutsche Lufthansa pilots have led to the cancellation of 5,800 flights, while a series of