Germany -Collective agreement for steel workers -July 08, 2014

The 75,000 steel workers in north western Germany have a new collective agreement. The collective agreement foresees a 2.3% wage increase from July and another 1.7% from May 2015.

The 75,000 steel workers in north western Germany have a new collective agreement. The collective agreement foresees a 2.3% wage increase from July and another 1.7% from May 2015. Trade union IG Metall had called strikes at several steel plants, but an agreement was reached after 12 hours of talks. The agreement includes part-time work schemes for older workers and permanent jobs for apprentices.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/08/us-germany-steel ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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