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The strikes on the London Underground have been linked to similar events, the Union is not so much concerned about current members because their rights and benefits are not being renegotiated, this is about their future potential members. The German trade unions are like their British counterparts seeing ever falling membership and a threat to their very existence in years to come as people choose not to join.

Very recently the German government introduced legislation to remove the union’s right to impose ‘closed shops’ in certain industries (car building for example) and monthly payments to unions fell by 13% in the first three months after its introduction.

This strike has little to do with the pilots and a lot to do with Vereinigung Cockpit maintaining its power and income.

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