An employee of German car manufacturer Porsche works at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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German industrial companies face all-day walkouts by workers next week that could hamper the production of cars, car parts and machinery as 16 hours of last-ditch regional talks between union IG Metall and employers failed to yield a deal.Nearly a million workers have already taken part in short walkouts across the country this month to support IG Metall's demands for higher pay and the right to shortened working hours, but 24-hour strikes may pose a serious risk to industrial output in Europe's biggest economy.IG Metall was now demanding an 8 percent pay rise for 3.9 million metals and engineering workers across Germany for 27 months, regional employers' association Suedwestmetall said.
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