Germany - Paper workers reach wage terms for 2011 - December 13, 2010

As of 1 January 2011, 45,000 German paper workers will see a 2.5% wage increase. That was the negotiated result in the third round of bargaining that concluded on 2 December between the IG BCE union and Deutschen Papierindustrie (VAP), the employers’ association. The new collective agreement will run until 30 November 2011 and for the first time ties together under one agreement workers employed at some 220 paper mills in Germany’s western and eastern regions. IGBCE also attained improvements in the pension plan, in holiday pay and in shift pay. The two sides reached agreement over the use of temporary workers, preventing the abuse of such workers.



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 2011.

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