Agence France-PresseMay 8, 2013 19:01
Nearly 400,000 workers in Germany's metalworking and electrical sectors have joined strikes in the past week to push for higher wages, their union IG Metall said Wednesday.
On Wednesday alone 90,000 workers downed tools. Among the companies hit were BMW, Siemens and Bosch, with the southern state of Bavaria being the most affected.
"So far, more than 390,000 employees in 1,600 companies have participated in the warning strikes," said a statement by IG Metall, Europe's largest union with more than 2.2 million members.