Big German union plans brief walk-outs from Thurs

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By Katie Allen BERLIN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Germany's largest industrial union, IG Metall, said on Wednesday it was planning a wave of brief warning strikes in several German states from Thursday to pressure employers in a row over pay and working hours. IG Metall said it had failed to reach a deal with employers and would stage stoppages at around 20 factories including, plants belonging to car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler and steel and engineering firm ThyssenKrupp . The trade union, ...

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