Warning strikes lead to higher pay increase

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The 9,000 workers covered by the GWE (gas, water, electricity) agreement in North-Rhine Westfalia will see their pay increase by 3.3% this year. The unions won an increased offer (up from 3%) following a series of warning strikes. The agreement will also last 14 months rather than the 15 proposed by the employers. The agreement also commits the employers to maintain the level of apprenticeships and to take on apprentices for at least 12 months after they have qualified.
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