In Germany went on strike of metallurgists

В Германии началась забастовка металлургов

Workers are indignant because of the unwillingness of the employer to meet them

Workers are demanding a salary increase of 6% and the payment of additional benefits in the amount of 1,800 euros.

In Northwest Germany on Monday, February 4, began a series of strikes in the steel industry, demanding higher wages, initiated by the trade Union IG Metall.

Thus, the company Thyssenkrupp in Dortmund did not work out 350 workers. As reported the press service of the IG Metall, on Tuesday is expected to make further strikes at other plants of the company.

“The workers are angry and indignant because of the unwillingness of the employer to meet them,” said regional head of trade Union IG Metall in the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Knut Ghisler.

According to him, workers are willing to continue to fight for their demands, and until the next round of talks, scheduled for February 18, 2019, it will take a lot of strikes, which will involve about a thousand people.

On Tuesday, February 5, is expected to hold a protest demonstration at the company Thyssenkrupp in Bochum, workers rally in front of the entrance gate of the plant of Thyssenkrupp in the city Kreuztal, Ayhan and protest at the company ArcelorMittal in Duisburg.

In addition, in the weeks that followed the strike of steel workers to be held in Bremen, Lower Saxony and Hesse.

The trade Union IG Metall demands the increase of 72 thousand workers of steel industry of a month’s salary by 6%, and also approve them payments additional holiday allowance in the amount of 1,800 euros.

The Board of the trade Union issues of pay systems, decided to start a strike on Saturday, February 2, after the employer after three rounds of negotiations did IG Metall counter offer.

We will remind, on January 10 in Germany went on strike employees of the airports responsible for the security of passengers and cargo.

Later it was reported that airport staff and employers are settled a tariff dispute. However, before a strike began at the airport in Hamburg, where mass cancel flights.

Source: Russian service of Deutsche Welle

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