Germany - 800.000 construction workers win 6% pay rise - May 31, 2018

 Trade union representatives and employers reached an inflation-busting pay rise of roughly 6% for more than 800,000 construction workers, making the agreement the strongest wage deal sealed so far in 2018 in Europe’s biggest economy. Union IG Bau stated that construction workers in West Germany will get a pay hike this year of 5.7 % while wages in East Germany will jump by 6.6 %. Both steps are backdated to 1 May and will last for 26 months. The agreement also includes one-off payments for workers in West Germany of 250 euro in November 2018, 600 euro in June 2019 and a further 250 euro in November 2019. Workers in the East will get a one-off payment of 250 euro in November 2019.

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