E.ON faces strike action in response to pay offer

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Services union ver.di organised strike action at the E.ON energy company in response to the employer's pay offer. The union is looking for an 8.5% increase and rejects the company's demand for a one-hour increase in the working week from the current 37 hours. The three-hour warning strike on 21 May involved around 2,500 workers in Bremen and Lower Saxony. Ver.di described the employer's offer as an insult coming at a time when the company has seen a 10% increase in profits and paid out a 22% increase in dividends to shareholders. Meanwhile the 25,000 energy workers in Eastern Germany covered by the AVEU agreement will get a 3.9% pay increase dated from 1 May in a 12-month deal.
Read more on E.ON at > ver.di (DE)
And at > BBC (EN)
Read more on AVEU at > ver.di (DE)

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