Members of Germany’s largest metals and engineering union, IG Metall, authorize the union to call strikes in the southwest German state of Baden-Wurttemberg and the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The union is standing firm on its demand for wage increases of between 4% and 6.5%, which is significantly higher than the wage increases of 3.3% being proposed by companies in the regions. If the union leadership orders workers to strike, it would be the first time IG Metall workers have walked the ...

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