Mercedes-Benz workers strike for higher pay in Berlin
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Hundreds of workers from the Mercedes-Benz factory staged a strike outside the Berlin plant on Wednesday. Organized by metalworkers' union IG Metall (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), the strike pushed for a 5.5 percent wage hike, as well as new pension plans and better training opportunities for workers. The protest is part of a series of nationwide strikes called for by IG Metall, which represents 3.7 million workers across Germany.