Germany -Deutsche Post workers stop outsourcing and get job guarantee -July 07, 2015

Following long negotiations and intensive strike action, reported in the last newsletters, trade union Ver.di and Deutsche Post-DHL have reached an agreement over job security and wages. The dispute started when Deutsche Post announced it would re-employ letter and parcel delivery staff at regional subsidiaries against lower wages. Ver.di reacted by industrial actions, including a four week strike this summer, which led the parties back to the negotiation table. As a result, a deal was reached including job guarantees for all workers until the end of 2019 and a moratorium on outsourcing until the end of 2018. The agreement furthermore ensures that 4,500 employees who have been on fixed-term contracts for at least two years, will get permanent jobs and that all 2015 trainees and apprentices will be hired on a full time basis after completing the apprenticeship. While wage demands have not been fully met, the agreement does include a one-off payment on 1st October 2015, a 2 per cent increase on 1st October 2016 and an additional 1.7 percent increase on 1st October 2017.

English: http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events/news/2015/june/strike-wrests-job-security …

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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