Germany - Workers at Deutsche Post and at Deutsche Telekom have their agreement - April 30, 2018

Deutsche Post that employs 130,000 employees concluded an agreement, which introduces a possibility of choosing between salary increases or free time. The agreement with trade union Ver.di includes a pay increase on 1 October 2018 with 3%, and on 1 October 2019 with 2.1%. Once implemented, it will run for 28 months, until May 31, 2020. The remuneration for trainees will improve between 3 and 4% in 2018 and between 2.2 and 3% in 2019. Ver.di also agreed with Deutsche Telekom, a branch of the telecommunications group which serves individuals and companies in the country, on a compromise for the 55,000 employees. Ver.di negotiated pay improvements between 4.8% and 5.2%. Moreover, workers will see their working time reduced, thanks to an additional 14 days of paid leave per year. The agreement will be valid for 26 months.

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