Germany - Waste sector workers get 2% rise in 2011 - February 14, 2011

After nine months of negotiations and strike action, the ver.di union has agreed a deal with the BDE employers’ organization covering 20,000 workers in the private waste industry. There will be a pay increase of 2% for 2011 with a €350 lump sum to cover the period from May to December 2010. Ver.di managed to resist pressure from the employers to create a two-tier pay structure that could have cut some salaries by 20% (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 November 2010).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/404

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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