Better pay and conditions in health and social care

The GPA-djp services union is running a new campaign over pay and conditions for the 160000 workers in the private health and social care sector. The union wants to see a sector minimum wage of €1500 and better conditions for in terms of working time, breaks and workplace conditions for the mainly female workforce. The union will be concentrating on five themes and getting works councils and trade union officials to mobilise members around these issues, to find out what their problems are and suggestions for how to negotiate improvements. Issues include ensuring workers can take breaks and have somewhere to take them and in relation to the increasing number of part-time contracts, additional payments for part time workers who work overtime. [Read more at > GPA-djp (DE)->]

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