Germany - Collective agreement for construction approved - May 31, 2016

Construction trade union IG Bau and employers in the construction industry agreed a wage increase of around five percent for some 750,000 workers in the sector. The employers’ federations, ZDB and HDB, and the IG Bau agreed on a pay increase of 4.6 percent for workers in the west of the country in two stages over a period of 22 months. And workers in the east of the country will receive an increase of 5.3 percent. The deal was later on approved by the union’s bargaining committee.

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