Germany -Public sector strike hits airports and services -March 26, 2014

Thousands of public service workers resumed strike action across the country after negotiations over pay rises broke down. Strike action disrupted numerous airports, with the national carrier Lufthansa cancelling 600 flights. Public sector trade union Ver.di focused on major hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf. The strikes stem from a large dispute over a pay raise of 3.5%, plus a 100 euro one-off payment, for 2.1 million federal and municipal workers. Talks aimed at settling the dispute are due to resume by the end of March.

English: http://www.thelocal.de/20140324/public-sector-strikes-to-sweep-germany ...  

http://www.dw.de/lufthansa-cancels-600-flights-as-strike-hits-german-airports ...

 

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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