Germany - Energy section union leader expects tough bargaining round - October 8, 2010

Over 100 works and staff council representatives attended ver.di’s 2010 waste sector conference. They received a stark warning from Erhard Ott, head of the union’s energy, waste and transport section, that they were facing the prospect of very tough bargaining in the sector, much tougher than previous bargaining rounds. The conference also discussed the impact of an ageing workforce. With the average age of workers in the sector now reaching 50, delegates focused on the importance of improvements in health and safety and the need to reduce the impact of heavy lifting.




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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