Germany - Roof workers win 5.6% pay hike - November 30, 2018

After long negotiations the German construction workers union IG BAU and the Federation of German Roofing Contractors finally agreed on a new collective agreement. Part of the new agreement, that has a term of 26 months, is that the approximately 80 000 employees in the sector will get a pay rise of 2.7% from December 2018 and an additional 2.9% in October 2019. A one-time payment of 360 euro for members of IG BAU is also part of the deal. According to the trade union the industry is finding it increasingly difficult to find experts for the heavy work on the roof. They believe higher wages would make the work significantly more attractive.

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