IG METALL STRIKES ON GERMAN WAGE NEGOTIATION ANVIL A YEAR IN ADVANCE
News by Editorial Team 05 Dec 2018
Raising the curtains on what seems set to be a round of tough negotiations with business and industry owners across Deutschland, IG Metall, Germany’s largest trade union, demanded a 6% wage hike for it’s 72,000 strong workforce in the country’s steel industry. This is besides the 1,800 euros for each worker that its NRW branch is demanding. Bitter negotiations that also included strikes across the country had led to a 4.3% hike in last year’s negotiations, and IG Metall seems all set to repeat it’s opening stance in the coming year, too. With 2017 having been it’s 9th year of strong and consistent growth, the export segment is also facing headwinds, largely due to an expected overall slowdown in the EU markets.