The GPA-djp has launched a campaign in protest against a decision by the non-profit pro mente rehabilitation company to apply a poorer collective agreement to all new employees from November this year. The union says that the move from the SWÖ (Austrian social economy) agreement to the Cure and Rehabilitation agreement will mean a massive deterioration of pay and employment conditions for the workers affected. The GPA-djp has set up an online petition to support the campaign.
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The ver.di services union says that it will aim to protect workers' jobs and pay and conditions if affected by the plans of the Fresenius Helios group to buy 43 hospitals and 15 outpatient facilities from the Rhön-Klinikum group. The merger would make the group the biggest in Germany with 117 hospitals. Without existing agreements on employment protection ver.di is concerned that the Fresenius will try to recoup some of the €3 billion cost of the merger by reducing employment costs. The union is also concerned that the monopoly position of the enlarged company will have an impact on patient
Around 200000 health and social care workers will have a new employer by 2019 when 18 regional bodies will take over services from 190 municipal and joint municipal authorities. Public services JHL warns that employees shouldn't be seen as the cost-saving factor in this restructuring and that they should all remain covered by the local authority sector agreement with the same pension provision. The reforms will also see increased opportunities for private sector provision. Read more at > JHL (EN)
The GPA-DJP trade union has launched a campaign to win better pay and conditions for workers in doctors' surgeries. The union is calling for a €1,100 minimum monthly salary for the workers who currently have a starting salary of around €800 for a 40-hour week. The union points out that receptionists in doctors' surgeries have a demanding job, having to combine administrative, social and medical skills. Read more at > GPD-DJP (DE)