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20th Sep 2018

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German union announces 24-hour strikes for better pay

German union IG Metall has called for full-day strikes, demanding an 8 percent pay increase for metals and engineering workers across Europe's largest economy - many of them in the automotive industry. Employers have offered a 6.8 percent increase but rejected demands for shorter hours unless combined with more flexible working hours. Around 250 companies with up to 500,000 workers are estimated to be affected by the labour dispute nationwide.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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