IG Metall has expanded its warning strikes. At midnight, the employees at Bosch and Siemens in Bavaria began the strike. At the Daimler plant in Dusseldorf, the entire night shift walked off the job. Metalworkers nationwide to participate in the course of the day.
Employers, meanwhile, called on the union to take into account the situation in the industry, which has been exacerbated by the financial crisis and downturn. Nationwide, around 3.6 million people work in the industry. The head of IG Metall in the traditional pilot district of Baden-Wurttemberg, Jorg Hofmann, announced widespread warning strikes throughout the southwest this week. He told the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" that "a great many colleagues will take part in the warning strikes, everywhere in the Landle, in an increasing wave". In North Rhine-Westphalia, 55 plants are to go on strike on Monday, including Daimler's Sprinter plant in Dusseldorf. Strikes are then to be organized in around 190 other plants on Tuesday. More work stoppages to follow until Friday.
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