# Labour

Employees of EvoBus, a subsidiary company of Daimler AG, take part in a warning strike called by the country's largest union, the IG Metall, in Mannheim, southwestern Germany, on January 11, 2018. Thomas Keinzle / AFP
Employees of EvoBus, a subsidiary compan […]

Time over money? German union champions 28-hour working week

Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools again in early January as the country's largest union stepped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.
People crowd in the streets of Berlin's Kreuzberg district to celebrate the traditional "Myfest" May Day festival on May 1, 2017. Photo: Ralf Hirschberger / DPA
People crowd in the streets of Berlin's […]

‘How much do you earn?’ Germany tackles gender pay gap

It's one of the last taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's gender pay gap.
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