GERMANY: Engineering union strike in the east could spread west - report
German engineering union IG Metall has threatened to spread strike action in eastern Germany to the west of the country if talks set to resume from Thursday fail to bring a deal by the weekend, Reuters reported. The strike, aimed at reducing weekly working hours for engineering workers in eastern Germany from 38 hours to the western norm of 35 hours, has been going on for three weeks in the east and has started to hurt production in the west, the news agency noted.
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