NEUHARDENBERG, Germany, June 29 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder welcomed on Sunday a decision by the IG Metall trade union to end strikes that failed to win shorter hours for engineering workers in the former east. "I am very pleased that the strike is over, because its economic effects would have tended to exacerbate the difficulties that I have mentioned," Schroeder told a news conference to announce major tax cuts to stimulate growth. After talks ended without a deal ...
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