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German union IG Metall threatens all-out strikes ahead of wage talks


By Tilman Blasshofer and Maria SheahanHOMBURG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Powerful German union IG Metall has threatened to call for all-out strikes across the industrial sector if talks with employers over wages and flexible hours scheduled for Thursday fail to make progress."We have the tool of 24-hour warning strikes at our disposal, and of course we always have the option to ballot for open-ended industrial action," IG Metall chief Joerg Hofmann told Reuters TV on Wednesday.With the economy in robust health and unemployment at record lows, the country's biggest union is demanding an ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 02:27 IST