Germany -Chemical workers come to an agreement -March 27, 2015

A sector-wide collective agreement was concluded with a 2.8% wage rise over 17 months.

Trade union IG-BCE and the employers in the chemical sector concluded a sector-wide collective agreement with a 2.8% wage rise over 17 months. In addition the employers' contributions to the sector’s ‘Demographic Fund’ will increase substantially over a period of 24 months from 550 euros in 2015, up to 750 euros in 2017. The agreement will apply to 550,000 employees across 1,900 companies. IG-BCE said the funds should help older workers reduce their hours.

English: ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

News Archive