Pay deal agreed in regional government

Germany Germany
Public sector unions, including ver.di, have secured a pay increase for 800000 regional government workers after four rounds of negotiations. Pay will rise in two steps with a 2.1% increase backdated to 1 March 2015 and then 2.3% on 1 March 2016. There will be a minimum increase of €75 a month so that the overall increase will average 4.83%, with the lowest paid getting more than 6%. In Hessen there separate negotiations for the 45000 regional government workers and warning strikes took place around the region on 13 April to support ver.di and the other unions in their 5.5% claim.
Read more at > ver.di (DE)
And on Hessen at > ver.di (DE)

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