Germany -New collective agreement for construction -May 06, 2014

After four rounds of negotiations the partners in collective bargaining for the construction sector (approximately 780,000 workers) have agreed on a compromise two-year pay deal. Partners agreed to further reduce the pay gap between East and West Germany.

After four rounds of negotiations the partners in collective bargaining for the construction sector (approximately 780,000 workers) have agreed on a compromise two-year pay deal. Partners agreed to further reduce the pay gap between East and West Germany. From 1 June 2014 on the wages will increase with 3.1% in West Germany and 3.8% in East Germany, followed from 1 June 2015 with another 2.6% in West Germany and 3.3% in East Germany. Agreed is also a reform and improvement of the industry related supplementary pensions in the Eastern part. The deal has to be approved by the executives of both partners.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/germany-construction-wages ...  

German: http://www.igbau.de/Bau-Tarifrunde__2014.html

 

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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