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Germany IG Metall stages warning strikes at STAEDTLER [BWI] 17-05-2024

Germany Deutsche Telekom workers stage strike ahead of ‘decisive’ pay talks [Telco Titans] 14-05-2024

Germany Construction workers initiate the first strike in 17 years [ASB Zeitung] 14-05-2024

Germany Demonstrations Break Out in Germany Amid Workers’ Day [Atlas News] 03-05-2024

Germany Thyssenkrupp rebuffs union claims regarding steel stake sale [Reuters] 29-04-2024

Germany Journalists’ organisations call for a day of action at public broadcasters [EFJ] 17-04-2024

Germany Bus Drivers Strike with Climate Activists in 57 German Cities [Labour Notes] 15-04-2024

Germany Urgent action to support NGG’s petition against closure of the Landliebe dairy plants [IUF] 15-04-2024

Germany Union Triumphs in Tesla Election Despite Elon Musk's Opposition [Focus] 08-04-2024

Germany DB rail OKs union's 35-hour-week demand to end months of dispute [DPA] 27-03-2024


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IG Metall stages warning strikes at STAEDTLER 2024-05-17 [BWI]

Construction workers initiate the first strike in 17 years 2024-05-14 [ASB Zeitung]

Deutsche Telekom workers stage strike ahead of ‘decisive’ pay talks 2024-05-14 [Telco Titans]

Verdi urges Telekom customer service employees to go on strike on Sunday. 2024-05-12 [ASB Zeitung]

Community media journalists to report politics through a gender lens 2024-05-07 [IFJ]

Demonstrations Break Out in Germany Amid Workers’ Day 2024-05-03 [Atlas News]

Deutsche Bank and union reach pay deal for Postbank employees 2024-05-03 [Reuters]

Thyssenkrupp rebuffs union claims regarding steel stake sale 2024-04-29 [Reuters]

Union calls for strikes at retailers IKEA and Metro 2024-04-26 [DPA]

Germany Action in Berlin demands release of Belarusian union activists 2024-04-24 [salidarnast.info]

Germany Auto supplier workers in China have a new way to voice grievances, as the German supply chain act came into force 2024-04-22 [China]

Journalists’ organisations call for a day of action at public broadcasters 2024-04-17 [EFJ]

Urgent action to support NGG’s petition against closure of the Landliebe dairy plants 2024-04-15 [IUF]

Bus Drivers Strike with Climate Activists in 57 German Cities 2024-04-15 [Labour Notes]

Union Triumphs in Tesla Election Despite Elon Musk's Opposition 2024-04-08 [Focus]

German public service union agrees wage cuts and industrial action amnesty for Lufthansa ground staff 2024-04-05 [WSWS]

Lufthansa new offer to end strikes is 'historic', says happy union chief 2024-04-03 [Loadstar]

DB rail OKs union's 35-hour-week demand to end months of dispute 2024-03-27 [DPA]

Deutsche Bahn And Train Drivers Reach Deal In Wage Dispute 2024-03-26 [Barron's]

Train drivers’ union and railway operator reach a deal in their long dispute 2024-03-26 [CITY]

Union Falls Short of Majority at Key Tesla Plant Council 2024-03-21 [Bloomberg]

Ground workers, Lufthansa pick mediators ahead of wage talks 2024-03-19 [DPA]

GDL discusses accepting arbitration 2024-03-19 [WSWS]

Unionized public transport workers plan to strike in Bremen March 19-20 2024-03-16 [Crisis 24]

Rail Operator Sees End to Strikes, Agreement Next Week 2024-03-16 [Bloomberg]

Tesla Germany staff to elect new council to gain control over work conditions 2024-03-16 [Reuters]

Millions of passengers are affected in Germany as union members go on strike again 2024-03-14 [ABC]

UNI Europa in support of striking workers at German public broadcaster ARD 2024-03-13 [UNI]

Deutsche Bahn files legal action over German rail strike 2024-03-12 [The Guardian]

DGB rejects approving financial incentives to prolong employment of older workers 2024-03-10 [MENA FN]

Lufthansa faces fresh strike from different union 2024-03-10 [Deutsche Welle]

Millions of train, air passengers are affected in Germany as union members go on strike again 2024-03-07 [KRQE]

Germany Workers, Histadrut Sign Historic Agreement with Friedrich Ebert Foundation 2024-03-07 [Davar]

'No departures': Flights and trains will be severely disrupted across Germany this week 2024-03-06 [Euronews]

Railway Workers Resume Strikes in Protest 2024-03-05 [TeleSUR]

Lufthansa braces for new ground crew strike 2024-03-05 [Deutsche Welle]

Lufthansa ground staff in Germany to stage another airport strike 2024-03-04 [The Local]

More Disruption: Lufthansa Staff Set To Strike Again On Thursday & Friday 2024-03-04 [Simple Flying]

Transport Workers and Climate Activists Unite in Historic Strike 2024-03-01 [BNN Breaking]

Public transport strike in full swing 2024-03-01 [Deutsche Welle]

Thyssenkrupp workers want pledges on investment, jobs ahead of steel business revamp 2024-03-01 [Reuters]

Strikes bring public transport to near standstill 2024-03-01 [Reuters]

Local transport in much of Germany hit by strikes in a dispute over working conditions 2024-03-01 [The National Post]

Disruption in Germany public transport 2024-02-29 [Daily Sabah]

Deutsche Bank faces ‘enormous resistance among staff’ in return-to-office push, union says 2024-02-28 [Fortune]

Lufthansa strike 2024-02-27 [DW]

Public transport workers join climate activists for week of strikes across Germany 2024-02-27 [Guardian]

Union demands Lufthansa makes improved offer before agreeing fresh talks 2024-02-25 [Reuters]

´6-day strike - public transport´ For more info 2024-02-24 [I AM EXPAT]

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This month in labour history


2-05-1933 Nazis occupy the headquarters, seize the funds, and imprison the leaders of two of Germany’s largest trade union federations; independent trade unions were abolished. [more]

5-05-1818 Karl Marx is born. [more]

7-05-1857 Clara Zetkin is born in the village of Wiederau, Saxony. She will go on to become a leading member of the Social Democrats and then German Communist Party, as well as organising the first ever International Women's Day. [more]

15-05-1525 Insurgent peasants were defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the Peasant War, when workers and peasants demanded a “kingdom of heaven on earth”. [more]

18-05-1853 The legal minimum age to work in a factory is fixed at 10 years, and the work day limited to six hours for children. [more]

18-05-1942 The Baum group, Jewish communist factory workers, broke into a Nazi anti-Soviet exhibition and set fire to it. In retaliation, the Gestapo rounded up all 30 members, plus 500 others and executed them all. [more]

19-05-1933 The Nazi government abolished collective bargaining – the principle of workers collectively negotiating with employers over pay and conditions. Instead, conditions were to be regulated by labour "trustees", appointed by Hitler. [more]

23-05-1949 The principle of equal pay regardless of gender, origin, etc. is introduced into the Constitution. [more]