Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) – In the wage dispute in the north-west German iron and steel industry, the wage commission of IG Metall has decided on warning strikes. They should start on June 1, as the union announced on Wednesday in Düsseldorf. The peace obligation ends on May 31st. Last Monday, the second round of negotiations ended without a result. A third round of talks is planned for June 10th.

The tariff area of ​​the north-west German steel industry includes North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Bremen. According to IG Metall NRW, 68,000 people are employed in the industry. Among other things, the union is demanding 8.2 percent more wages for employees. In the first round, the employers had offered a one-off payment of 2,100 euros.