Germany -Postal workers on strike -April 03, 2015

Ver.di has asked for a reduction of working hours from 38.5 to 36 hours per week for the same monthly salary.

Some 20,000 postal workers joined a two day strike after collective agreement negotiations failed. Trade union Ver.di and the Deutsche Post AG group have been negotiating over a collective agreement, but have not reached an agreement in the first rounds. Ver.di has asked for a reduction of working hours from 38.5 to 36 hours per week for the same monthly salary. The next round of negotiations is planned for 14 April. Nearly 140,000 people work at Deutsche Post, handling 80 million letters and parcels per day.

English: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150402 …

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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