Monday, March 30, 2015

German Post-emptive strike – Verdi threatens Post strike – Frankfurter Rundschau

March 30, 2015

An employee of post moves to Berlin from letters. Photo: AP

The labor dispute between German Post and Verdi is getting worse. Numerous letters and packages could fall by the wayside before Easter. In addition, the union handed a lawsuit against the Group A.

In the wage dispute with Deutsche Post, the union Verdi has threatened before Easter with strikes. You will be calling their members from 1 April to nationwide strikes in the logistics company, announced on Monday in Berlin with Verdi. “More smoke grenades at the negotiating table, we do not need,” said Andrea Kocsis negotiator. The union is demanding a reduction in the working week of 38.5 hours to 36 hours without loss of pay for the data according to their 140,000 employees of the tariff-mail. When and where strikes are to take place, Verdi will announce at the last minute.

In addition, the union complains claims to be in the labor court Bonn against the planned outsourcing of parcel delivery in 49 regional companies with lower tariff conditions. The Post wants to outsource many of delivery for less pay in small regional companies.

“We must adjust to the fact that there could be the first warning strike from April,” she had post-human resources manager Melanie Circle already the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Monday) said.

With the spin-off will post especially employees who have been temporary contracts at the parent company, offering a permanent job. However, they should be paid according to the rate of freight forwarding and logistics industry. So then they deserve worse than in the parent company. The bodies are circuit in the regional companies still “better dimensions than what competitors offer.” According to the Post more than 4,000 employees have signed new contracts.

The German Post has presented at the start of collective bargaining with Verdi on March 19, surprisingly, a concept to reduce working time. The Verdi’s call for full pay clutched the management of but. According reacted angrily the union. The next hearing date, the social partners had scheduled April 14 in Berlin. (AP)


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