German call to cut wages

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The Independent Online
BERLIN - The German Economics Minister, Gunther Rexrodt, called for an end to what he termed 'taboos in labour market politics' in order to stimulate employment. In a paper obtained by Reuters, Mr Rexrodt said that a new direction was needed on wage policy, a secondary job market should be created with lower wages and greater flexibility was needed on working hours. He said the federal government must lead the way in delaying the rise of east German employees' wages to western levels. Reuter