Ver.di calls on Chancellor to honour commitment to waste minimum wage

The ver.di services union has called on Chancellor Merkel to honour a commitment made by the previous Grand Coalition government to introduce a minimum wage in the waste sector. Following elections the new centre-right coalition now looks less like to endorse the sectoral minimum wage because of the influence of the FDP liberal party. Ver.di says that many workers in the waste industry face poverty wages of €4-€6 an hour whereas the initial target for the minimum wage in the sector would guarantee them €8.02 an hour. Wage dumping was one of a number of pay and conditions issues discussed at a conference organized by EPSU on 26-27 November with participants from a number of countries discussing the growing pressures of work as employers push for higher workloads and in some cases pay cuts [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->] [And at > EPSU (EN)->]

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