clinic patients in Germany have to reckon with Strikes of Doctors. The large tariff Commission of the doctors ‘ Union Marburger Bund, said the collective bargaining for the approximately 55,000 physicians in more than 500 local hospitals for a failure. Strikes are now possible, it said. However, additional preparations would have to be made. In the coming weeks, then operations could be relocated and further delays for patients.

At the same time, the Marburger Bund prepare a ballot of the members through regular strikes. “In all our key points the employers stood on the brake,” said the Chairman of the Marburger Bund, Rudolf Henke. You have to understand get a quote, “we as the attempt, we take self-respect”, he added. “So we must now the pressure is increased.” Emergency services were ensured in sufficient number.

The Marburger Bund calls for five percent more money and the limitations of on-call services, including at least two free weekends a month. The Association of municipal employers ‘ associations (VKA) had submitted in the third round of Negotiations on Wednesday, a deal that had rejected the doctors of the clinic are insufficient. The salary, and the employers had offered only 1.4 percent for 2019 and 0.83 percent for 2020.

dispute over responsibilities

The Union accused the VKA also to deny yourself of a legal protection for their collective bargaining contracts. Background the 2015 adopted bargaining unit law. In an operation should, therefore, apply only to the completion of the Union with the most members. The Marburger Bund stressed that the trade Union Verdi had agreed long ago that the collective bargaining agreement of other labor Union should not be suppressed. Verdi has many members in the clinics, in which the collective agreement for the public service.

The Marburger Bund, it is feared, that with VKA for the first time, the employer could ask the court to determine the trade-Union majority. The VKA insured, however, the Marburger Bund is the competent trade Union of the hospital doctors. In 2006, the Marburger Bund had been part of almost every day in the headlines, as the clinic doctors fought with a strike for more money and better conditions. It is the first physicians ‘ strike in Germany since decades.