Germany - Collective agreements also advantageous for wholesale staff - September 28, 2010

According to recent research based on the continuous WageIndicator web survey (in Germany called Lohnspiegel), wholesale dealers (Grosshandelskaufleute) earn considerably more if covered by a collective agreement than their colleagues not covered by collective agreement. Based on answers of about 1,500 respondents, it has been calculated that this occupational group earned on average gross monthly Euro 2,881 if covered by agreement, or 13% more than the non-covered (Euro 2,508). About 26% of the responding wholesale dealers were women; they earned on average Euro 432 or 16% less than their male colleagues (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 March 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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