German union IG Metall says to call for 24-hour strikes

FRANKFURT, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The leadership of German union IG Metall has decided to call on industrial workers to stage 24-hour walkouts across Germany after regional talks ended with no agreement, the union said on Saturday.

It will also prepare to ballot workers for extended strikes if no deal can be reached swiftly, it said. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan, editing by Thomas Escritt)