Germany - Cleaners in Eastern Länder equally paid in 2020 - November 30, 2017

It took more than 25 years after the unification, but a long-term aim of the trade unions and workers in the cleaning sector has almost been achieved. For the more than 100,000 workers in the cleaning industry in Eastern Germany, the roadmap is equal pay. After five rounds of tough negotiations, trade union IG BAU reached an agreement with the employer’s federation for the coming 2 years. The wage wall will finally fall in 2020. The collective agreement provides for an adjustment in 4 steps with a term until 31 December 2020.

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