Germany - Church employees show growing discontent - February 2, 2010

Services union ver.di reports increasing discontent among church employees over the failure of the Evangelical Church to negotiate collective agreements to cover its 150,000 workers who work mainly in health and social services. Recent years have seen no pay increases and employees argue that there is not a fair distribution of representation on the committee that deals with employment issues. Ver.di is calling for a collective agreement to cover the church employees that would help re-connect them to the pay and conditions that apply in the health and social services sector and wider public sector agreements.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/352;

German: http://presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id=58fc014c-0c1b-11df ...

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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