Story from Photographer:
“The metalworker mega-union IG Metall is fighting not only for a 6% raise, but the option to allow their members to select a 28 hour workweek for a period of up to two years. Job security for older workers is also on the table. Due to a breakdown in talks, IG Metall staged 24-hour warning strikes as part of their “yellow phase”, promising a harsher “red phase” to follow. I covered the warning strike at the international headquarters of MAN Truck and Bus in Munich, where some 3,000 workers (according to union estimates) demonstrated.
Since IG Metall represents some 3.9 million workers in Germany, the country’s economy would take a massive hit if the union calls for general strikes. Already Porsche and Bosch have been hit with actions, among other multi-nationals”.