Germany - Salary increase of 8% for public workers - March 31, 2019

Fruitful negotiations between public authorities and public service trade unions, including education unions affiliated to Education International, have led to salary increase of 8% for public workers. The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) qualified the salary increase for those working in the civil service of the German federal states (Lander) as an appropriate conclusion to collective bargaining after three day- negotiations with employers. ‘By agreeing on a comprehensive package in several complex areas, trade unions and employers have shown that they have lived up to their socio-political responsibility. The result strengthens the attractiveness of the civil service, ‘according to a statement by the GEW President.

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