Germany -Collective agreement reached at Damp hospitals -July 4, 2012

A collective agreement has been reached at Damp hospitals, part of the Fresenius/Helios group.  The agreement come after an intense conflict between trade union Ver.di and the management, reported in last month’s newsletter, in which a 1000 workers were dismissed for going on strike. The dismissals have been annulled and the new collective agreement includes a 3.5% wage increase starting from 1 May 2012 and another 1.4% from 1 January and 1 August 2013. Further agreements include a raise in the Christmas bonus.

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