German metalworkers' trade union calls for strike action after collapse of pay talks

German steelworkers’ trade union IG Metall has called for strike action across the steel sector after the collapse of the second round of collective pay bargaining in the iron and steel industries in the north-west and east of the country, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday May 25.

IG Metall requested a permanent 8.2% salary increase for workers, while the employers offered a one-time payment of €2,100 ($2,249) during the first round of negotiations two...

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Julia Bolotova

May 25, 2022

16:30 GMT

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