Germany - Public service workers reach best result in years - April 30, 2018

Public service trade union Ver.di, which represents 2.3 million public employees, demanded a 6% pay raise for public service workers from state and local governments, with a minimum increase of 200 euro per month (see our March newsletter). After a series of strikes, trade union Ver.di came to a deal which resulted in a cumulative 7.5 % increase in salaries over a period of 30 months and includes top-ups and extra payments designed to make the public sector a more attractive employer. The head of the Ver.di public-sector trade union described the deal as ‘the best result in many years’.

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