More German workers are joining in warning strikes started by Germany’s second largest union, IG Metall, whose members are asking for a substantial pay raise. Work stoppages began early on April 2, when hundreds of shift workers in the German state of Lower Saxony walked off their jobs. IG Metall’s 2.8 million members, some of whom work in auto plants, are seeking a 6.5% wage increase. Their employers have thus far offered them a 2% increase, which they have rejected.
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