Germany - Collective agreement for Red Cross - August 31, 2016

Trade union ver.di reached an agreement with the central management of the Red Cross over pay and working conditions. Wages will increase from 1 August 2016 with 2.4% and with 2.35% on 1 March 2017. The agreement expires on 31 March 2018. For workers in the rescue service departments working time will be reduced in the years to come (step-by-step from 48 hours in 2016 to 45 hours in 2019). In total, the Red Cross has a workforce of 150,000 workers; the agreement applies to 50,000 workers.

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