German firms want swift wage deal, strikes start


BERLIN, March 29 (Reuters) - Employers in Germany's key engineering sector said on Wednesday they wanted a swift conclusion to wage negotiations after union IG Metall launched widespread temporary walk outs at midnight. "We cannot afford a long and drawn out procedure," said Martin Kannegiesser, president of the employers' association Gesamtmetall in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. "Our industry is intertwined worldwide, we have obligations to customers around the globe which ...

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