HANOVER, Germany (June 6)—Wage talks between employers and unions representing workers in the German rubber industries reached an impasse at a June 2 meeting in Hanover. The IG BCE union, which represents about 20,000 tire and rubber processing industry workers, still is seeking a significant improvement on an employers' offer of a 2.6-percent increase over 16 months, according to union spokesman Manfred Warda. The two sides will bring the matter to an arbitration hearing on June 27, he said.
German rubber workers, employers at impasse
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