Services union ver.di organised a strike of airport workers on 27 April to support the current negotiations covering 2.14 million employees in federal and local government. The union dismissed the employers' offer of a 0.6% pay rise this year (1.2% in 2017 and 2018) as an insult. Ver.di's claim is for a 6% increase in a 12-month deal, along with an extra EUR 100 for trainees. Read more at ver.di (DE).
Airport workers strike in support of public sector pay claim
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The KOZ trade union confederation organised a national demonstration in Bratislava on 27 October in support of the 13% pay claim by public service trade unions. The government has not offered any pay rise at all for 2022 and the unions are looking to ensure that workers are compensated for inflation, as energy and other prices soar, and for recent years when pay in the public sector has lagged behind increases in the minimum wage. KOZ also used the demonstration to draw attention to the impact of prices rises across the economy and to call for increases in pensions and other social benefits.
Airport workers began strike action on 16 May in support of changes in their pay system. Over the following days some 400 workers, many with responsibilities for rescue and emergency services, in 13 airports around the country joined the action until a new agreement was negotiated late on 20 May. The agreement does not just provide for a higher pay increase overall but includes larger payments for working outside normal hours and at weekends. The general pay increase will be at least 19,000 Kr (€2,400) a year. [Read more at > Aftenposten news (EN)->http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local