German autoworkers want their share of the record profits announced by German carmakers last year. IG Metall labor union demanded 5.5 percent. Employers countered with 2.3 percent. Today, workers went on strike.
500 employees on the night shift at Daimler’s Mercedes plant in Stuttgart- Sindelfingen walked off the job this morning. More walkouts are planned here and in the Porsche factory nearby, Bloomberg reports. According to IG Metall, “several thousand employees” are expected to join the warning strikes in Germany’s southern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
More walkouts are planned for tomorrow in Berlin, affecting a Mercedes component plant an factories of suppliers,