Schroeder seeks end to strikes amid economy gloom


By Clifford Coonan BERLIN, June 22 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wants a swift end to strikes by eastern engineering workers which are damaging the country's vital car industry as Europe's largest economy teeters on the brink of recession. Speaking on the fringes of a weekend summit of European Union leaders in Greece, Schroeder urged unions and employers to end the strikes over cutting working hours in eastern Germany and not further damage growth in the already ...

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