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Post sets Polish delivery man in order to cushion strike
18.35 Clock: In order to cushion the impact of the strikes, is the German postal Polish delivery man in Germany. Temporarily would “alongside employees with headquarters in Germany and colleagues at DHL package from neighboring Poland” used, said a company spokeswoman said “Tagesspiegel” on Wednesday. “These are experienced delivery staff who are voluntarily in support in the Berlin area in use.” The delivery would be equipped with the usual work equipment for parcel delivery and training.
According to the report, the Polish workers were already at the Whitsun weekend in Berlin in use. The Post did “want to keep the last effects of the strike in the interests of our customers as low as possible” so, the company said. The Polish temporary messengers are hired according to the “Tagesspiegel” in one of the new DHL subsidiaries whose founding refers to the services union Verdi as breach of contract. They were housed for the duration of their deployment in Berlin, its application is “inclusive board and lodging”
Verdi:. “This is unprecedented scandalous”
Verdi described the use of the Polish mailman as “unprecedented scandal”. “This is a completely new strategy to infiltrate the labor dispute in their own country, which is expected to come even with the federal policy on interest,” said Verdi speaker January Jurczyk the “Tagesspiegel”.
The union was on Tuesday court failed requests for an injunction against the use of officials on jobs of striking employee of the Post. The union reserved the right to appeal against the decision.
Greek crisis and Linksruck in Spain burdening German stocks
18.03 Clock: The Greek crisis and the electoral success of the left in the Spanish regional elections have German stock market burdened by the long Whitsun weekend. For additional pressure caused on Tuesday afternoon a weak Wall Street. The more yielding euro exchange rate gave no tailwind. The Dax fell 1.61 percent to 11,625.13 points . The index of medium-sized companies MDax lost 0.97 percent to 20,713.13 points and the TecDAX was down 1.22 percent to 1710.12 points.
Post may in strike continue to lobby officials
Summary – 16.20 Clock: The Post must in the current collective struggle for more money and shorter working hours further Officials used as a substitute for striking employees. This decided the Arbeitsgericht Bonn on Tuesday, thereby rejecting a complaint by the union Verdi back. The union sees the officials as strikebreakers and wanted to forbid their use for bestreikte activities entirely.
The court did not follow suit. It relied on a precedent of the Federal Constitutional Court of 1993, after which only the “forcible” used by officers at the post office employee strikes are prohibited. Volunteer assignments are however, permitted by the Bonn Labour Court considers said the presiding judge. The strikes in the labor dispute went on Tuesday, especially in northern and eastern Germany continue. However, the effects are more manageable, told the Post.
38,000 civil servants employed by the Post Office as strikebreakers
In addition to its approximately 140,000 employees, Swiss Post has around 38,000 civil servants who can not strike and during the strike in the context of emergency plans always used for work of striking employees colleagues . The union sees this as the penetrating power of strikes and that their legal rights restricted.
In the labor dispute Verdi calls for shortening the working week from 38.5 to 36 hours without loss of pay and 5.5 percent more money. The next round of negotiations will take place in Berlin on 1 and 2 June. The Post welcomed the decision. Now willing to work colleagues should not be vilified as by notices on the bulletin board as strikebreakers, called Post Group Board Jürgen Gerdes.
officials may not refuse
At the hearing Ver.di had submitted numerous cases of officials who were playing in a warning strike for activities of employees. Official statements Even in these cases, but no one had been forcibly inserted, the lawyer said the Post. He presented, among others, Affidavits of supervisors of some of these employees. The union, however, is unsure whether officials dare ever, to fight back against the acquisition of on strike action, if the supervisor is pressing.
Officials allowed official instructions anyway not refuse in order not to violate any laws. But you have the option to formally appeal against the order at the service men. Such complaints could get with the decision that emphasizes the voluntary nature of the use, a greater role.