Public service collective agreement: Federal Bill at the expense of citizens and local authorities made Bonn/Potsdam – are not agree, nurses, educators, and garbage men should earn more? Who will want to answer this question with a cold-hearted No. Are you also of the opinion that cities and towns charge higher fees, saving staff and privatize more than ever to? Already far fewer people with a clear yes to answer this question, although both issues directly linked. To start with the positive: with the settlement of the dispute in the public service by federal and local authorities, employers and the Trade Union Verdi have turned away new strikes. About 1.3 million workers may also enjoy in two-step pay increase. In addition increased the monthly salaries flat rate to 50 euro. And in the coming year, there is a one-off payment of 225 euros on top. is currently assessing future choices. The Potsdam Agreement results in a linear increase up to 8.7 percent.
The remuneration of apprentices increase retroactive to January 1, 2008, to $70. And the working time in the entire area West rises to 39 hours a week. Already pawing the 600,000 civil servants at federal and local authorities, with hooves and are hoping for a similar rich degree. The suspicion is not entirely unfounded, that the Federal Government as negotiators has once again made policy at the expense of the lower levels. \”Opposite of the Rheinische post brought this the Mayor of the city of Wermelskirchen, Eric Weik, to the point: the Federal Government earned only in this tariff increase.\” Through the payroll tax. You pay the municipalities and also the employers. And the higher the degree, more earned the Federal.\” In addition, he has hardly employed in the public service. Sure, after years of real wage losses, an end of modesty was announced. But it had to be more wage equal to 8.9 percent in a quite moderate prolongation of working time by 30 minutes in the West? Fearing Employers reached the weapons, at an early stage because they feared closed day-care centres and garbage, and the solidarity of their citizens with the strikers, which only in the future should dawn, what she has really cost this conclusion.