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3.7 percent more money for the North-West German steel workers

The 72,000 employees of the North-West German iron and steel industry get more money: the employer and the IG metal presented a new collective bargaining agreement. The provides for, among other things, a leisure Convertable additional content.

In the collective conflict the North-West German iron and steel industry, an agreement has been reached. As the trade Union IG Metall announced that it was agreed in a late-night negotiating marathon in Düsseldorf, that the charges of the 72.000 employees will rise starting in March to 3.7 percent. For the months of January and February there is a one-time payment of a total of 100 Euro.

Up to five additional days of

by 2020 in addition, all employees an additional tariff compensation in the amount of 1000 Euro to get the permanent 31. July will be paid out or in the work-free days converted, it said. Up to five additional days were possible. The number is determined according to the total amount of corresponding applications in one operation. If not all of the desired days could be realized, will be the paid value.

The collective bargaining agreement runs according to IG Metall to 28. February 2021. He also foresees an increase in the apprentice compensation in two stages in height from 88 to 188 euros.

more Difficult, but a reasonable compromise

IG Metall negotiators, Knut Giesler is satisfied with the result.

Both sides evaluated the agreement as a difficult but acceptable compromise. "We have struggled in the last three months and also in the last 16 hours. The result can be seen" said IG Metall negotiator, Knut Giesler.

"This round of negotiation was extremely complex and was accordingly intense. In particular, the demand for a leisure convertible additional fee has provided us with a crucial test," explained Christian Büttner, managing Director of the employers Association of the steel.

The Union was passed with a requirement of six percent salary increase and an additional Holiday allowance of 1800 Euro in the negotiations for the 72,000 employees in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bremen and lower Saxony. In order to give their demands had been replaced by the Workers in January in a warning strike. The employers had offered an increase of 2.5% and a term of 27 months.

warning strike, the IG Metall Union begins in Dortmund, 04.02.2019 Atlas |Germany |Düsseldorf

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