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In a shift, young Germans win a 28-hour work week

Members of the IG Metall union on strike. Photo: LINO MIRGELER/AFP/Getty Images

Experts say a new labor accord granting German metals and electrical workers the right to a 28-hour week reflects a generational shift in how people balance their professional and outside lives.

Why it matters: "IG Metall’s agreements tend to be seen as benchmarks for the whole of German industry, and it is now expected to be rolled out in other sectors," writes the FTs Guy Chazan.