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Nov 25, 2016

Sixty workers strike at Daimler factory over pay rise

The Metalworkers’ Unions maintain their demand for a 15 percent wage rise and want to sign a one-year agreement; negotiations are expected to continue until a resolution can be found

Sixty workers have held a two-hour strike at German carmaker Daimler’s factory in Kecskemét following unsuccessful wage negotiations.

Zoltan László of the Federation of Metalworkers’ Unions said the strikes have arisen because they consider the partnership between the factory and the Free Union of Engineers and Technicians invaild.

MTI reports that the Metalworkers’ Unions maintain their demand for a 15 percent wage rise and want to sign a one-year agreement; negotiations are expected to continue until a resolution can be found.

In response, the factory issued a statement confirming that its management had signed a two-year wage agreement with the Free Union of Engineers and Technicians. This agreement was not signed by the metalworkers union, the factory’s management said, adding that they are ready to hold further negotiations.