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Not even. There have been pay cuts in Germany, often union-agreed or brokered. Overall, real wages have declined:

From DIW (German Economic Institute) Weekly Report, October 2009 (pdf), "Real Wages in Germany: Numerous Years of Decline".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 11th, 2010 at 01:41:45 AM EST
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Forgot to add the <snark> tag.


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by ATinNM on Thu Feb 11th, 2010 at 03:21:28 PM EST
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Oh, I "heard" it. Just meant to say that the way the unions have valiantly fought to hold on to jobs for the employed is by accepting and even suggesting pay cuts.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Feb 12th, 2010 at 03:56:37 AM EST
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