Germany - Early pay increases for many metal and electronics workers - November 29, 2010

IG Metall has reported that companies employing 20% of total 3.4 million metal and electronics workers to date have moved the scheduled 2011 wage increase up from April to February. Companies and their Works Councils including Audi AG, Bosch GmbH, Siemens, the MAN Group, and Voith, the paper machine and engineering manufacturer, have agreed to pay the scheduled 2.7% increase in February. Several more companies are expected to do the same in the coming weeks. In collective agreements negotiated in February 2010, IG Metall agreed to a job preservation pact in exchange for two lump sum payments of € 320 each in 2010 and early 2011. The union credits the early raises to a strong economic recovery in Germany (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 February and October 2010).

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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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.

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