Germany -Siemens temp workers may see pay reduced under new collective agreement -October 22, 2012

As a side effect of a new collective agreement in the metal and electrical industry, due to come into force by 1 November, agency workers at Siemens may face a pay cut. The collective agreement actually raises temp workers’ wages in the industry as a whole, but it may also annul a previous company-level agreement in Siemens. Since 2009, Siemens has had a company agreement which guarantees that agency workers who have worked for the company for over a year will earn 75% of the base salary paid to direct hires; after 16 months they have the right to equal wages and after 18 months the right to direct employment. Management and the Siemens works council are currently in negotiations.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/content/view/full/72118

 

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