East German strikers say sick of being 2nd class


By Kerstin Gehmlich LUDWIGSFELDE, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) - Auto workers in eastern Germany striking for shorter hours shrugged off attacks that they are hurting the region's weak economy on Thursday, vowing to fight as long as it takes to get better conditions. Workers manning a picket line at a DaimlerChrysler plant in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin said they were sick of being treated as second-class citizens compared with their western counterparts who work three hours less a week, 13 ...

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