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Deutsche Post strike hits advertising mail

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Deutsche Post strike hits advertising mail
Photo: DPA
09:14 CEST+02:00
Trade union Verdi's limited strike at the Deutsche Post hit advertising mail on Wednesday as the night shifts at mail sorting centres in Cologne and Essen walked out, a Verdi spokesman said.

Tonnes of catalogues, brochures and other advertising mail across the Rhine and Ruhr areas of central and northeastern Germany will go undelivered.

About a million letters were also expected to go undelivered in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Workers' meetings are planned in many areas on Wednesday. Barring an agreement with Deutsche Post, Verdi has said it will call workers to vote on Friday on an unlimited strike that would start May 2.

Verdi and Deutsche Post were unable to agree over the weekend on wages, shifts and layoff protection for 130,000 workers across Germany. The strike began on Sunday night.

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