Union calls for collective agreement for parliament’s drivers


The ver.di services union has called for the new parliament, meeting for the first time on 26 October, and eventually the new government to set an example by supporting a collective agreement for the parliament’s drivers. The union says that the workers are paid less, work longer hours and have poorer pension entitlement than colleagues who are covered by the public sector agreement that covers federal employees. While ver.di is positive about the signs of support from social democratic MPs, it has made clear that the drivers are willing to fight for a collective agreement and further strike action has not been ruled out. The drivers have already taken three days of action in June to put pressure on the employer – BwFuhrparkService – to respond to ver.di’s call to negotiate a collective agreement.  

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