Germany -Annual collective bargaining report 2011 is out -March 23, 2012

The favourable economic situation that prevailed in Germany in 2011 allowed trade unions to adopt a much more assertive bargaining strategy in that year’s negotiating round. This led to pay settlements considerably above those in the previous year. However, consumer price inflation, at 2.3 per cent, was almost twice as high as in 2010. This and other valuable information can be read in the annual report produced by the German Hans Böckler Foundation.


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