Deutsche Post hit by another round of strikes

Workers at Germany’s postal and logistics giant Deutsche Post have launched a new round of strike action, according to the German labor union Verdi, continuing this year’s wave of industrial action.

Workers across most German states are taking part in the walkout. Verdi is expecting “significant disruption,” Uwe Speckenwirth, Verdi department head for postal services, told German media, adding that many consumers will be missing their letters and parcels.

The main bone of contention between Verdi and Deutsche Post’s management is the company’s plan to create thousands more staff positions in separate entities that would pay less than the wages agreed by current collective bargaining agreements.

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