Union negotiates pay deals in energy and health


The ver.di services union has negotiated a new collective agreement covering the 18,000 employees of energy company RWE. The agreement runs to 29 February 2024 and includes a 6% pay rise from 1 February 2023. There will also be a €1500 lump sum payment before the end of 2022 and a further €1500 lump sum in 2024. Employees also received an exceptional 2.5% increase in September. Meanwhile, the union has negotiated a new agreement covering the 10,000 employees at private health group Sana. The agreement runs to 30 April 2024 and includes a 7% pay increase from 1 June 2023, with a guaranteed minimum monthly increase of €200. A lump sum of €2000 will be paid by the end of 2022 and a further €500 in 2024. Allowances will also be increased a new allowance for workers with long service has been introduced beginning at €50 a month after 20 years. 

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