After three days of collective bargaining for the public service of the Länder have been agreed between the negotiators of both sides. The some 800,000 countries, employees are to receive eight percent higher wages, but at least 240 EUR, shared with employers and trade unions in Potsdam.

The salaries will be increased in three stages within a period of 33 months: with Retroactive effect to 1. January 2019, the employees initially receive 3.2 percent more money, in a second stage it is from January of 2020, an additional 3.2 per cent more and 1. January 2021 a third increase of 1.4 percent. Care workers also receive an increase of 120 euros per month; apprentices get to 1. January 2019 and 2020, respectively, 50 euros more. The increase will cost the country seven billion euros.

Lower and middle income benefit, in particular,

the increases in benefit according to the words of Ver.di chief Frank Bsirske, especially Workers with lower and middle incomes. TdL-chief Kollatz pointed out, among other things, to the fact that Employees in Social and education earn professions as a result of the agreement, considerably more.

sacrifices of the trade unions – Ver.di and the civil servants Union dbb – the list of charges suffered. There was in fact better for certain professional positions, groups, but not all, had requested the trade unions. In addition, the duration of 33 months, longer than the workers desired, and in the case of the teachers, they could not enforce their ideas to the full.

Bsirske: Public service is much more attractive

“this is The best result for a Pay deal in the area for many years”, – said the head of the trade Union Ver.di, Frank Bsirske. It was a good day for the employees and a good day for the citizens, because, among other things, employees in hospitals, fire brigades and rescue services, more money get. With the completion of the public service will be significantly more attractive, particularly in nursing. It was “a result that can be seen”.

Also for the negotiators of the collective community of the Länder (TdL), the Berlin Finance Senator Matthias Kollatz (SPD), is the agreement a fair compromise. The countries were prior to a financial commitment. The long term use give planning certainty. And the employees would be able to the good economic development of recent years. The demands of the trade unions would be located at a significantly higher, he added.

The negotiators of the servants ‘ Federation dbb, Ulrich Silberbach, pointed out that some areas of the collective agreement in terms of salaries could not compete with the private sector. However, the goal for teachers was not reached. Here there is a commitment from the employers to a better position to negotiate. Also in the case of the IT professionals in silver Creek still sees considerable pent-up demand and lamented that the employer paid, in the meantime, non-pay-scale.

The third round of Negotiations between employers and trade unions began on Thursday. The representatives of the tariff community of German Länder (TdL), from Ver.di and Beamtenbunds dbb negotiated employees about the payment for the different activities of the Countries.

given The unions had their demands this week with Strikes emphasis. The collective agreement is now being implemented in five of the ten Federal States – Hesse, no longer belongs to since the beginning of the 2000s, the tariff community of German States (TdL). The conclusion is to be transferred according to the will of the dbb to about 2.3 million civil servants and pensioners.