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Today, metal federations and employers' representatives want to resume their collective bargaining after five weeks of negotiations that have not succeeded in any convergence on the essential points.
For three days, unions have given companies with warning a taste of what threatens them if they do not give in – then it should be a "real" strike on Monday, a resort for a full eight-hour shift.
Trade unions continue to insist on a wage increase of five percent and want big concessions to compensate for the new working time rules. Employers offer a 2.7 percent salary increase.