All-out strike by childcare and other care workers


More than nine out of 10 social and childcare workers have voted for an all-out strike. Their trade union ver.di has been trying to negotiate an improvement in pay with the VKA local government employers that would recognise the workloads, responsibility and professionalism of this undervalued group of employees. The VKA has made an inadequate offer that would only benefit a small group of workers and so the union organised the ballot for action and around 20000 workers on strike on Friday 8 May with more gradually joining the strike over the following days. Ver.di wants to see the 240000 workers moved up the local government pay structure. If successful, then around 500000 similar workers employed in the non-profit sector will also benefit as their pay and conditions are linked to those in local government.
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