German industry condemns east German steel strike


BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) - The head of the German metal industry association on Monday rejected calls for a shorter working week for the east German steel industry after workers voted at the weekend to strike over the issue from June 2. Engineering union IG Metall had urged 7,000 members in the east German steel industry to back a strike to demand a cut in weekly working hours to 35 from the current 38 to bring the region into line with western Germany, where workers already have a 35-hour ...

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