Ver.di secures jobs commitment from EON

Energy union ver.di and the EON group works council have negotiated a compromise agreement with the company to protect jobs and working conditions for most of EON’s 40,000 employees in Germany. The company’s planned “perform-to-win” savings programme threatened job cuts and other major changes across the group. The agreement means that jobs, collective agreements, training provision and pensions will be protected until 2012. However, the company still aims to go-ahead with its plans to split off its EON IS subsidiary and sell its IT infrastructure. Ver.di estimates that around 1,000 workers will be affected by these changes although here the union has managed to negotiate some basic protection for the workers concerned. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->]

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