Schroeder urges end to eastern German strikes


PORTO CARRAS, Greece, June 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder urged engineering unions and employers on Saturday to end a dispute over working hours in eastern Germany and not damage growth in the depressed region with more strikes. "They should come up with a deal sooner rather than later," Schroeder said on the fringes of a summit of European Union leaders. "Therefore I urge both sides to be reasonable and end this as soon as possible," Schroeder said, adding that the ...

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