UPDATE 1-German union eases strike pressure ahead of talks

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BERLIN, June 24 (Reuters) - Facing intense criticism for a regional strike causing disruptions across Germany, engineering union IG Metall said on Tuesday it would suspend the walkout at a key eastern plant and was ready to resume talks. IG Metall said the strike in formerly communist eastern Germany, aimed at cutting weekly working hours from 38 hours to match the 35-hour week in the west, would be halted at the car parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen, a step that may allow southern German ...

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