Germany - Union shows red card to employers’ stalling tactics - August 4, 2010

Services union ver.di has criticised the BDE private waste sector employers for playing for time in the current negotiations. The union’s main demands are a 3% pay increase plus the abolition of the two lowest pay grades. Ver.di is particularly concerned that employers are talking about new employees starting on 80% of the normal rate and argues that the risk would be that these lower rates would be made permanent, so creating a two-tier pay system.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/374;

German: https://ver-und-entsorgung.verdi.de/abfallwirtschaft/tarifarbeit_tarifpolitik/private …

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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