(April 2017) Services union ver.di has negotiated a new framework agreement with the Veolia waste and environmental company which it sees as a landmark agreement in a sector which has seen a substantial erosion of collective bargaining coverage with intense wage competition. Around 4500 employees will be covered by the agreement which will include rules on working time, leave, additional payments and retirement and other social provisions.
New framework agreement at Veolia
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The sectoral social dialogue committee for central government administrations has signed its first framework agreement. The agreement for quality service in central government includes a number of key commitments to, among others, efficient public services, equity and integrity, quality of life at work, trade union rights, communication and transparency in relation to users and in the relationship between employers and employees. The text of the agreement is available in French, German, Czech, Romanian, Greek, Spanish and Italian. Read more at > EPSU (EN)