Germany -New collective agreement for Hamburg hospitals after warning strike -May 7, 2012

After 2000 workers went on a warning strike, a new collective agreement was reached for the 13,000 employees of hospitals in Hamburg. The agreement includes a pay increase of 3.5% (applicable retrospectively from 1 March 2012), two further increases of 1.4% to be paid on 1 January and 1 August 2013 and a guarantee of 26 weekends free each year. The union also reported worker intimidation during the period of negotiations, some employees having been threatened they’d be fired if participating in the warning strike.

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