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Workers of Airbus plants in Germany protest restructuring, demand job security

Under the leadership of the IG Metall union, workers of Airbus and its subsidiary, Premium Aerotec, protested the company’s plans for restructuring, which will likely affect 13,000 jobs in its German plants

Train divers strike-Germany Train drivers organize two-day strike in Germany for better pay and benefits

Train drivers under the leadership of the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) have demanded a pay rise of 3.2% by 2022 and a one-time COVID-19 allowance of EUR 600 (USD 706)

Close US bases and scrap plan to buy bombers, demands German left

Amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic crisis inflicted by it, Germany’s federal government is set to acquire new combat bombers and contribute around 53 billion Euros (62.34 billion USD) this year to the NATO war alliance

Can the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bring Russia and Europe closer?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the importance of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany

Protest against Merkel in US Free the vaccine: Protests greet German chancellor Angela Merkel on US visit

Demonstrations calling for Germany to stop blocking patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines were held in the US capital, Washington DC, among other places, as German chancellor Angela Merkel made an official visit to the US to meet president Joe Biden

German communists resist attempt at ‘cold ban’

German authorities are seeking to prevent the German Communist Party (DKP) from contesting election on bureaucratic pretexts. The party says it is a bid to drive it into financial ruin

Police violence against protesters in Dusseldorf, Germany condemned

On Saturday, hundreds of people including journalists were injured in police action in Dusseldorf against those who were opposing a law mooted by the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) State government which would penalize certain kinds of protest

Amazon workers protest - Germany Amazon workers in Germany go on 3-day strike, demand higher wages

Workers at six major Amazon centers across Germany went on strike demanding higher wages and better work conditions. The workers chose this year’s Amazon ‘prime day’ to launch their strike

Frankfurt Police Special police unit in Frankfurt disbanded over links to far-right

20 active and ex-officers from the special operations unit of Frankfurt police were found sharing far-right symbols and hate messages in their group chats, once again exposing the level of far-right entrenchment in the German security forces

US spied on its close allies in Europe including Germany and France with the help of Danish secret service

A detailed report on Denmark’s role in the American project to spy on its close allies was published in several European media on Sunday confirming the revelation made by whistle blower Edward Snowden’s in 2013

Berliners protest striking down of rent cap law by constitutional court

Housing rights groups and activists took to the streets after Germany’s constitutional court struck down a law passed by the Berlin State government freezing rents at June 2019 levels for five years

Amazon workers in Germany strike for binding collective agreements

Workers of six Amazon warehouses in Germany went on a 4 day strike demanding an increase in wages and to recognize binding collective agreements for the retail sector

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