Germany - Health workers get pay rise and job guarantees - June 22, 2011

On 8 June, the ver.di services union negotiators secured a €30 per month increase (average 1.1%) for workers at the KfH-GML health company. This was after challenging negotiations with the KfH management pushing for a pay freeze, lay-offs and restructuring. The deal includes special arrangements to support those who are asked to change jobs as part of the restructuring process. The company employs over 7,000 workers across Germany. The agreement, lasting till 1 March 2012, is still subject to membership ballot.




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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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