Germany - Union demands for agency sector - September 30, 2016

Trade union confederation DGB has formulated its demands for the wages and working conditions in the agency sector. Agency workers earn on average around two third of the wage of the permanent staff. Therefore, the union comes with the proposal for a 6% pay increase. Moreover, also the gap between the workers in the Western and eastern parts of the country has to disappear. In a survey that was organised before the actual negotiations, an overwhelming majority of the agency workers (in East and West) approved the alignment of the wages in both parts of the country.

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