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You don't hear about many strike in Germany as traditionally companies simply caved to union demands.

German employment laws mean strikers don't lose out... IIRC if the strike is fully legit they still get paid.

I suspect many orders fulfilled from German warehouses could just as easily be fulfilled from the UK or elsewhere, so Amazon are going to stand up to them rather than reduce their already narrow profit margin.

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You don't hear about many strike in Germany as traditionally companies simply caved to union demands.

The reality in Germany is not that different to here- most of the wealth is in hands of the few who own the companies- the average german is worse off than is generally supposed.

The main difference in Germany is that their 1% made their money via paying low wages and exporting their products, rather than playing financial games in the city.

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The reality in Germany is not that different to here- most of the wealth is in hands of the few who own the companies- the average german is worse off than is generally supposed.

The main difference in Germany is that their 1% made their money via paying low wages and exporting their products, rather than playing financial games in the city.

I am not so sure:

German GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 0.8%

industry: 28.1%

services: 71.1% (2012 est.)

UK GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 0.7%

industry: 21.1%

services: 78.2% (2012 est.)

China composition by sector:

agriculture: 9.7%

industry: 46.6%

services: 43.7% (2012 est.)

Sure there is 7% differences in industry between UK and Germany, but 71% of German economy is in services and it is not as if Deutsche Bank is busy funding industries and real businesses and do little of everything else (like lending money to Greece government and chasing for yield)

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