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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3014927/German-chemical-industry ...  

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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