German industrial workers to get pay raises in 2-year deal


              From left, Joerg Hofmann, first chairman of IG Metall union, Roman Zitzelsberger, district manager of IG Metall union for the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Harald Marquardt, vice chairman of 'Suedwestmetall' (Southwest Metal), and Stefan Wolf, president of the German metal employers' association 'Gesamtmetall', talk after a press conference in Ludwigsburg, Germany, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Germany’s biggest industrial union has agreed with employers on a pay deal that will see millions of workers get raises totaling 8.5% over two years as well as one-time payments meant to cushion the effect of sky-high inflation. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
            
              FILE -- An employee in protective clothing takes a sample from the furnace at the steel producer, Salzgitter AG, in Salzgitter, Germany, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Germany’s biggest industrial union has agreed with employers on a pay deal that will see millions of workers get raises totaling 8.5% over two years as well as one-time payments meant to cushion the effect of sky-high inflation. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
German industrial workers to get pay raises in 2-year deal