Germany -First step towards agreement at CFM services company -December 21, 2011

The ver.di services union reports that campaigning and industrial action at the CFM facilities management company have produced some initial improvements for workers and the promise of further negotiations in 2012. The union began negotiating with CFM in May 2011, but has been in dispute with the company since September 2011. The company provides cleaning, catering and other services to the Charité hospitals in Berlin. In January 2012 all low-paid employees will get a minimum wage from the company of €8.50 an hour and employees will also receive a €300 lump sum payment (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 October 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/451

German: http://www.verdi.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/++co++aee9 …

 

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 or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. 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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