German workers win right to 28-hour week following industrial action: Collective deal covers around 900,000 metal and engineering workers but is expected to prompt changes across Germany and in other industries.
The Independent -

German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of under six hours each day in a deal that could eventually impact almost 4 million people in the country. The collective deal covers around 900,000 metal and engineering workers in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg, but it is expected to prompt changes across...

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