About 5,200 members of the powerful German union IG Metall went on a 1-hour strike May 5 at 10 plants in the eastern German state of Saxony over demands for a shorter work week. Auto makers affected include Volkswagen AG and General Motors Corp.’s Adam Opel AG subsidiary. Also hit by the strike were various auto suppliers, says Reuters. The union says strikes will continue May 6 to pressure employers to reduce the work week from 38 hours to 35. Employers say the work reduction would ...
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