Germany - Wage offer Deutsche Telekom rejected - March 31, 2018

Trade union Ver.di called for targeted strikes in the beginning of March after a second round of negotiations on wage rises failed to produce an offer from the management of Deutsche Telekom. In a third round of talks that took place on the 22 and 23 March, management offered a 2% pay raise for salaried staff on July 1 with a further pay increase of 1.7 % on March 1, 2019. The trade union is seeking a 5.5% pay rise over 12 months and has rejected the offer. Unions will continue to put pressure on Deutsche Telekom and warned for further strikes in advance of the next round of collective bargaining negotiations in April.

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