Germany -Bargaining in 2016 for 12 million workers -October 20, 2015

The WSI-Tarifarchivs of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation has produced an overview of the collective agreements that expire in the course of 2016. The authors found out that (between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016) collective bargaining will have to lead to new agreements on wages and working conditions of some 12 million workers, including the public sector at national, regional and local level. Negotiations will have to start at larger companies like Volkswagen, Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom. Large sectors like construction, banking, metal and electricians and the chemical industry are also scheduled for 2016.


Expiring agreements in 2016 (in German):

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