Private hospital workers see pay rise in line with public sector

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The ver.di service union has negotiated a new collective agreement covering 8500 employees of the Sana private healthcare group. The 24-month agreement will run until 31 May 2022 and will mean pay increases of 6%-18% as workers are moved on to new pay scales that bring them in line with pay in public sector hospitals. The deal includes a EUR 650 lump sum to cover the period June to December 2020 and then from 1 January 2021 employees in acute hospitals will move onto the new pay structure while other workers will get a 3.5% rise. From 1 January 2022 a new pay structure will apply in rehabilitation clinics and there will be a general pay rise of 2.5%. As part of the agreement ver.di members will also get an extra two days' leave. The agreement covers 16 facilities in the Sana Group. Other arrangements apply elsewhere with 10 facilities applying the public sector agreement.

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