Strike campaign to be stepped up in federal and local government


The ver.di trade union is organising further warning strikes following what it regards as a wholly inadequate pay offer from employers in federal and local government. The union is seeking a 10.5% pay increase with a minimum of €500 a month for the 2.5 million workers covered by the agreement. The employers, however, have offered only 3% by the end of 2023 and 2% in mid-2024 in what would be a 27-month agreement. There would also be lump sum payments of €1000 and €1500. The next steps in the campaign of warning strikes involve trainees and local transport workers. The third round of bargaining will take place on 27-29 March. Ver.di is seeking a similar pay rise at the Helios private health company that employs 21,000 workers. In this case, the pay offer from the employer is even more disappointing with only two increases of 2% in 2023 and 2024 and lump sum payments of €1500 and €500.

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