Germany - Court backs right to strike against church employers again - March 22, 2011

The regional labour court in Hamburg has rejected the claim by the church-run Agaplesion hospital that strike action by its employees was illegal. It was about six strikes including 120 employees. This is the second time that a regional labour court has ruled in favour of ver.di union members who have taken strike action over pay and conditions. Ver.di is now calling on church employers to recognize that they are in a normal employment relationship with their workers and so should negotiate collective agreements with the union (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 February, April and June 2010).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/411

German: http://presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id= ...

 

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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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