German engineering union stoppages spread


By Katie Allen BERLIN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Germany's largest industrial union, IG Metall, staged short strikes across the country on Friday and called on 51,000 workers to leave work early in a mass walkout to pressure employers over pay and working hours. IG Metall said short stoppages staged on Thursday had been stepped up to whole-day walkouts at some firms on Friday and that tens of thousands of engineering workers in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg were set to down tools at 1300 GMT. ...

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