Germany: Strike action brings production to a halt at Audi HQ

Workers at the Audi car factory in Ingolstadt, where automobile manufacturer’s headquarters are also based, downed tools for two hours at midnight on Friday as unions promised further strike action over higher pay and a shorter working week. The IG Metall union, which represents around 2.5 million workers in Germany, want a six percent pay increase for its members and are also seeking to reduce... Еще the minimum working week to 28 hours. Employers from around 80 companies, including the likes of Siemens and BMW, have offered a two percent wage rise, with a one-off bonus payment of €200 ($238) in the first quarter. The IG Metall representative on the Audi’s board of directors, Jorg Schlagbaue, was confident of victory. “We finally want what we deserve, the feudal time of the landlords is over, now it's our turn fellow workers,” he said. Union leaders are hoping the threat of strike action will put pressure on employers at regional negotiations in Baden-Wuerttemberg, which began on Thursday.

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