Church employees demonstrate over right to strike

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Over 1,500 church workers joined a demonstration in Magdeburg on 4 November organized by services union ver.di over the right to strike. Church organisations are major employers in the health and social services sector but are opposed to granting normal employment rights to their workers. The synod (parliament) of the evangelical church met that day and reaffirmed its rule banning employees from taking strike action. Ver.di regretted the decision and said that it would only servce to sharpen the conflict between the union and church employers.
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