Germany -Metal workers reach agreement -February 25, 2015

Trade union IG Metall succeeded in securing a 3.4% pay rise in a deal with employers following warning strikes by more than 850,000 workers nationwide.

Trade union IG Metall succeeded in securing a 3.4% pay rise in a deal with employers following warning strikes by more than 850,000 workers nationwide. The agreement, which affects 800,000 metal and electronics workers in the key German industrial region of Baden-Württemberg, was reached between IG Metall and the employers’ groups. The deal provides the basis for bargaining agreements in other regions across the country covering a total 3.7 million workers. The pay rise is due to take effect in April. Workers also receive a one-time payment of 150 euros for January-March 2015.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/ig-metall-secures-34-per-cent-industry-pay-rise


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