German Union Ver.di Calls for Bank Strikes, Sueddeutsche Reports

German labor union Ver.di called on bank employees in certain areas of the country to go on strike for several hours at the end of the month in a pay dispute, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said, citing Verdi negotiator Beate Mensch.

Ver.di is demanding a 6 percent wage increase for 220,000 workers and employers have yet to make an offer after two rounds of negotiations, the Munich-based newspaper cited Mensch as saying in an interview.

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