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New pay deal sets bar for rest of German workers

Workers of planemaker Airbus taking part in a 24-hour strike of German metal workers' union IG Metall in Hamburg last week. The strikes cost carmakers, automotive suppliers and engineering firms almost 200 million euros.


A HARD-FOUGHT deal on pay and working hours for industrial employees in south-west Germany has set a benchmark for millions of workers in Europe's largest economy and heralds wage growth in the coming years.

The agreement between labour union IG Metall and the...

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