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Bargaining Suspended – Metal Workers Take Industrial Action

Published: October 13, 2011; 15:45 · (Vindobona)

Employees of more than 140 Austrian companies went on strike after negotiators had failed to agree on wage increases.

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On Wednesday evening, the representatives of the employee and the employer side left the table after seven hours of negotiations without agreement. Shortly afterwards, Rainer Wimmer (industrial union PRO-GE) and Karl Proyer (Union of Private Sector Employees, GPA) announced works meetings and warning strikes for today, Thursday, as well as temporary total strikes for Friday.

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