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The labor union that represents 48,000 workers in Bavaria is demanding a 6.5% pay rise. Otherwise, they’ll strike during the 181st Oktoberfest.

Pretzels and bread rolls are at stake.

“How could they? Have they no heart?,” asks Steve Reszetniak  in his email to us with this breaking news.

The crisis may be ameliorated to some extent, however; it’s now being reported that pork and dumplings will still be served.

The full story is in The Guardian today: “German bakers threaten pretzel strike during Oktoberfest.”