Germany faces rolling postal strikes

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24 May 2004 , BERLIN – Germany is facing the prospect of rolling postal industrial action as Deutsche Post workers step up their demands for a four percent pay rise.

24 May 2004

BERLIN – Germany is facing the prospect of rolling postal industrial action as Deutsche Post workers step up their demands for a four percent pay rise.

After work slowdowns caused the delay last week in mail in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the nation's west, the union representing postal workers, the giant service sector union, Verdi, said Monday it planned to extend the industrial action to eastern Germany this week.

Stoppages have already occurred at some major regional mail sorting centres in the east, including Dresden and Leipzig.

The industrial action follows the failure of the union, which represents 160,000 postal staff and Deutsche Post to reach agreement on the pay rise.

 

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