Germany -Talks resumed at Deutsche Post after expansion of strike -July 03, 2015

Protest against a reform which would have thousands of colleagues re-employed at regional subsidiaries for lower wages.

Deutsche Post and trade union Ver.di have agreed to return to the negotiating table after four weeks of strikes by postal workers. After organising large scale protests, as reported in last month’s newsletter, workers at Deutsche Post went on strike. The workers are protesting against a reform which would have thousands of colleagues re-employed at regional subsidiaries for lower wages. The trade union claims that the postal giant breached its collective bargaining agreement with its 140,000 workers regarding the outsourcing of work, by splitting operations into 49 regional delivery companies to avoid the terms of a national agreement. The workers have also asked for a one-off €500 payment to every worker in 2015 and a pay rise of 2.7 percent next year. Deutsche Post rejected all proposals, arguing the company is making losses and is not in a position to raise wages.

English: http://postandparcel.info/65953/news/companies/deutsche-post …    

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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