UPDATE 1-IG Metall will seek wage rises of up to 5.5 pct

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(Adds details, background) FRANKFURT, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Germany's IG Metall trade union expects to seek a wage rise of up to 5.5 percent for workers in the metal and electrical sectors, below last year's demands but likely to result in an above-inflation hike again for its 3.7 million workers. Germany's federal election in September is emboldening unions to push for higher wage increases as they expect politicians courting voters to back their demands. ...

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