Workers stand up to managers

11 May 2007

Following the announcement of a 50% slump in first quarter profits, things got worse for the executive at beleagured German incumbent Deutsche Telekom (DT) as the union Ver.di revealed that staff had voted to strike and would walk out today. The trade union announced that more than 96% of its members had voted to strike in protest against DT’s plans to make staff work more hours for less wages at its T-Service unit, in return for fewer redundancies. Up to 20,000 staff are expected to down tools, a move that will affect services to corporate rather than domestic customers.

Germany, Deutsche Telekom (DT)