Germany - Church continues to block moves to collective bargaining - April 29, 2010

Service union ver.di has again criticised the Evangelical Church for trying to prevent the union negotiating a collective agreement to cover the church’s 130,000 workers who deliver a range of health and social services. The church wants a so-called Employment Commission (ARK) to regulate pay and conditions and was putting pressure on worker representatives to support this option by saying that collective bargaining was not an option (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 February 2010).




This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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