Real pay rise for federal government workers
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(March 2017) The LO confederation has called for work for all and fair distribution as unoins gear up for the 2017 bargaining round that will focus on pay. Fagforbundet, one of the main LO affiliates, has called for a real increase following last year's average 2.4% pay rise which left many workers worse off as inflation reached 3.2%. In tune with the message from the ETUC's pay rise campaign, Mette Nord, head of Fagforbundet and one of EPSU vice-presidents underlined the need for a pay rise that would benefit both workers and the economy.
(May 2016) After three rounds of negotiations and a series of warning strikes, public sector unions have agreed a two-year deal covering just over two million workers in national and local government. There will be a 2.4% pay increase this year, backdated to 1 March and a 2.35% next year as of 1 February. There are also increases for apprentices and an extension to the agreement to offer apprentices jobs when they quality. Read more at ver.di (DE)