German engineering union IG Metall launches its first in a series of strikes throughout eastern Germany, as it lobbies for an increase in wages for its 2.8 million members. The union says companies must raise salaries of its union members by 6.5% or face a national strike. Several thousand IG Metall members marched in the middle of the day on March 25, causing a temporary halt in production at Volkswagen AG’s plant in the state of Saxony, Germany. The union plans additional protests in ...

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