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German metal workers striking for 6% pay raise

They are also seeking the right to temporarily switch to a 28-hour week to care for children or elderly relatives, a demand which employers fear may lead to bare factory floors

Night shift metal workers holding flags with the logo of Germany's metalworkers' union IG Metall as they staged a warning strike on Monday in Iserlohn, western Germany. IG Metall expects up to 700,000 to participate in the ritual, running for at least a week from Monday.


GERMANY'S powerful metalworkers union has called for mass strikes from Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of labour nationwide.

IG Metall isn't just asking for a pay raise but also demanding the right for workers to temporarily...