Germany -Public sector signs pay deal -April 01, 2015

The public sector workers trade unions and public employers agreed on a two-stage pay rise of more than 4 percent for public sector workers.

A series of public sector labour stoppages that spread across the country due to a labour dispute on wages came to an end as an agreement was reached. The public sector workers trade unions and public employers agreed on a two-stage pay rise of more than 4 percent for public sector workers. The trade unions had stated at the start that it was high time for an increase in public sector pay which has lagged wage increases in the private sector in recent years. With the agreement, around 800,000 state workers will see their pay rise by 2.1 percent retroactively from March and by 2.3 percent from March 2016. The deal is likely to be adopted by the 16 state governments for a further 2.2 million civil servants. Thus, over three million people will probably profit from the wage agreement.

English: http://www.euronews.com/business-newswires/2992640-german-state-workers-win ...

 

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