Special report exposes waste sector employers

Germany
A special report on the waste sector reveals the pressure workers are under as employers try to cut wages and conditions. In Berlin the Alba Group is threatening job cuts if workers don't agree to a pay cut which would see drivers' hourly pay fall from €11.50 to €9.00. Meanwhile the Remondis company no longer applies the collective agreement which means a cut in hourly pay from €11.50 to €8.50, a longer working week of 42.5 hours (up from 40) and five days less annual leave. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->http://ver-und-entsorgung.verdi.de/newsArchive?channel=news&id=muellreport]

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