Germany - Union recommends agreement in federal and local government - February 27, 2010

On 27 February, a clear majority of the collective bargaining committee of the ver.di services union has voted in favour of recommending the result reached after arbitration in federal and local government to the 120,000 union members involved. Union president Frank Bsirske said not to be shouting for joy with the result, but pointed out that the real income of the civil servants was safeguarded. A total pay raise of 3.5% is envisaged, with 1.2% increase backdated as of 1 January 2010, 0.6% as of 1 January 2011, also as of that date a lump sum payment of Euro 240, and a 0.5% increase as of 1 January 2011. The union emphasizes that these increases imply an impulse for purchasing power (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009).

German: http://presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id=42f0ac82-23f8-11df ...

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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