STRIKING workers in Germany have triggered a cash crisis and a looming threat to the European powerhouse economy.
On Monday, train drivers began a seven-day long walkout that has left transport and supply chains in the country in chaos.
And now cash points are reportedly running dry because courier workers in Berlin, who replenish money supplies, are also taking industrial action.
Many Germans have posted on Twitter of their frustration at being unable to withdraw money, with ATMs simply displaying ‘out of service’ messages.
Germany has also been hit by a walkout from pilots of airline Lufthansa – Europe’s largest carrier.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has stepped into the ongoing dispute by branding the walkouts “poison” for the German economy, as she urged the two sides to find a deal.
“Striking is a right in Germany. Nevertheless I believe that these strikes are creating a serious burden for many people and many companies,” said Mrs Merkel.
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