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BVG strike on Monday : Why Verdi is calling again for the recusal

The starting position

The tariff Commission of the services Union Verdi has operated by its members in the Berlin transport (BVG) called on Monday from the beginning of the operation of all-day buses and trains are available. It is already the third day of action during the since December 2018 smoldering collective conflict.

ahead of another inconclusive round of Negotiations in the Municipal employers ' Association (KAV) was gone. Wrestling is) the remuneration of the of around 14,600 employees of the BVG and of the subsidiary Berlin Transport GmbH (BT. Established in 1999, BT should then allow hiring of new drivers at lower wages than in the case of the BVG. Meanwhile, their incomes have been adjusted, but according to the Motto "equal pay for Equal work," the LOB level. BT employees provide about Railways, 32 per cent of passenger services on buses and metro.

the offer of the employer

at the Beginning, had offered employers wage increases of around eleven per cent, on a gross basis, amounted to approximately 65 million euros more in spending per year. After that, you put once more vigorously. Your last offer was for gross wage increases of between 17 and 21 percent, respectively, depending on the type of employment. The gross income would have increased by up to € 500. Annual cost: approximately 90 million euros.


At first glance, the current KAV-offer looks good. It has to be seen against the Background of previous wages: In a nationwide comparison, the BVG will be paid to the most drivers currently on the bad. Also, the offer from the point of view of the trade Union has a crucial hook: The wage increases are to apply, according to Verdi, only for newly hired employees. As a result, the same work would be paid in the future, not equal to, "the workforce would be divided".

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Verdi is calling for significant increases for all employment groups. The "unacceptable offer" explained Verdi-Ex-Boss Susanne Stumpenhusen with the lack of Drivers of the BVG. "Obviously they want to attract interested parties with the cornucopia, while older colleagues, the stall long your bones, look in the tube." The outraged to the right.


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