Germany - Pay offer from energy employers fails to impress - April 29, 2010

The second round of bargaining over the AVE (energy) sectoral agreement failed to produce a result. The employers, dominated by E.ON, offered a 2.3% increase. However, the ver.di union wants a 5.5% increase over 12 months for the 30,000 employees covered by the agreement, and was not impressed by the offer. Ver.di argues that the employers remain highly profitable and have not suffered as much from the crisis as other sectors. Bargaining resumes on 5 May.




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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