Inflation in Germany is falling slightly, but that’s no consolation. In March, the inflation rate was still 7.4 percent, in February it was 8.7 percent. But core inflation is solidifying and even growing, only the pace of inflation is decelerating. Such price jumps have not happened since the 1980s. Food, of all things, is costing more and more. It is therefore natural that trade unions demand significantly higher wages for their members.