German union Verdi announces nationwide postal strikes

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The German trade union Verdi has called for nationwide strikes on Thursday evening and Friday in the collective bargaining dispute at the postal service Deutsche Post. Employees in all letter and parcel centres are called to strike from 5 pm (1600 GMT) on Thursday and all day on Friday, Verdi said on Thursday. “More strikes will follow in the following days,” it said. There had been no progress in the second round of negotiations in Cologne for the approximately 160,000 collective bargaining employees. “The employers have made it very clear that they are not prepared to compensate for the loss…

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