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    Made in Germany | Michael Vassiliadis "Stairway to Heaven"

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    Michael Vassiliadis may well be the first rock guitarist ever to head up a labor union. On 11 October,the IG BCE (the Mining,Chemical and Energy Industrial Union) is expected to vote him in as their new president. As head of the union,Vassiliadis will represent the interests of 700,000 workers.But which chord will the rock musician strike in industry and politics? What role will he play in overcoming the financial crisis? Made in Germany reporter Carsten Tripolsky meets up with the union president-designate in Berlin.