Germany - Union aims at 7% wage increase in chemicals industry - February 14, 2011

On Friday 11 February the IGBCE union announced to seek for the workers in the chemical industry a 7% pay increase in the collective bargaining round beginning 16 February. This round covers 550,000 workers in 1,900 companies for a period of 12 months. Negotiations will be held on a regional basis, with the North-Rhine region to begin first, followed shortly after by other regions. Peter Hausmann, head of IGBCE’s Collective Bargaining Department, said the figure of 7% had been agreed following production growth in the sector for 2010 of 11%, and companies realising an average 17.5% increase in revenues.

English: http://www.icem.org/en/78-ICEM-InBrief/4249-IGBCE-Aims-for ...

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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