Germany -Metalworkers have an agreement -November 27, 2015

Metalworkers in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will receive a pay rise of 2.3 percent in 2016, despite tough conditions in the industry, union IG Metall said after the conclusion of a new collective agreement. The talks on the pay deal for 75,000 workers lasted 11 hours. The pay deal runs until the end of February 2017 and includes a one-off payment of 200 euro for November and December 2015. According to IG Metall, the employers have also agreed to discuss how to secure jobs in the industry.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/26/germany-steel-pay …     

German: http://www.igmetall-nrw.de/presse/aktuelles/archiv-detailseite/news …  

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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