Union secures 3% increase in energy agreement


Ver.di has negotiated a 3% pay increase from 1 January 2011 for the 20,000 workers in the private energy sector in Eastern Germany. The deal also includes a €1,500 lump sum payment to cover the period from July to December 2010. Trainees will also get the 3% increase and a €300 lump sum. The union also resisted employer attempts to increase working time beyond the current 38 hours a week and have ensured that the framework agreement continues until 2015.
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