July 23, 2020 / 8:32 AM / in 20 days

Some 300,000 jobs in German metal/electrical industry at risk due to coronavirus: union

MUNICH (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis has put some 300,000 jobs at risk in Germany’s metal and electrical industry, a board member of trade union IG Metall said, adding that employees in the automotive and aviation sectors would be particularly affected.

“We’re talking about 300,000 jobs that are on the line,” Juergen Kerner told journalists in Munich on Wednesday in comments embargoed until Thursday.

Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

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