IG Metall expects east German strikes next week

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BERLIN, May 28 (Reuters) - German engineering union IG Metall said on Wednesday it expected metal workers in the eastern state of Saxony to strike next week following a breakdown in talks with employers for shorter working hours. The giant German union said there had been "a huge show" in a ballot of 16,000 members at 85 firms including car maker Volkswagen AG and the union was confident of reaching the required 75 percent minimum needed to call a strike. The ballot, expected to be ...

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