Germany -Federal employees get a new pay structure -November 02, 2013

The 140,000 employees of the federal government have a new pay structure. After several years of negotiations, trade union Ver.di reached an agreement with the federal government. The agreement revises the job classification and modernises the pay structure. In the new structure, skilled technicians, IT workers, clerical and administrative staff and forest workers have been upgraded. Ver.di continues to be in negotiations over the pay structure of local government employees and both local and federal collective agreements will need to be negotiated in the beginning of next year.


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