Pay deals in public sector plus private health and energy


Ver.di and other public sector unions have negotiated have a new agreement on pay covering 2.5 million workers in federal and local government. The agreement runs from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024 and this year will mean that employees get a €3000 tax-free lump sum paid in instalments – €1240 in June and then €220 a month between July 2023 and February 2024. There will then be an increase to pay rates of €200 plus 5.5% in March 2024. The consultation with members will begin on 4 May and the collective bargaining committee will make the final decision on 15 May. As in previous negotiations ver.di is calling for the agreement to applied to all civil servants who are formally not covered by collective bargaining. Ver.di has also negotiated a two-year deal covering 21,000 workers at the Helios health company. This includes a tax-free lump sum of €2000 and then two pay increases of 4% (minimum €150) in July 2023 and July 2024 with a final 1% increase in November 2024. Meanwhile, the union has secured a 21-month agreement at TG Energie where the 30,000 employees will get a €3000 tax-free lump sum plus pay rises of 6% backdated to 1 April 2023 and then 4.5% in July 2024.

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