BERLIN / BONN (AFX) – Amidst ongoing strikes at Deutsche Post & lt; DPW.ETR & gt; cooks the labor dispute at the Bonner mail and logistics group up next. The head of the trade union Verdi, Frank Bsirske, accused the management immediately before the beginning of new negotiations in Berlin on Monday a filibuster against and threatened with an expansion of the labor dispute: “When the post-board further runs its course so, then we are running on a massive confrontation “, Bsirske said the” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung “.
Employees of the Post continued their strikes on Saturday nationwide continued. After Verdi’s information some 5,000 employees went on strike, as it was from the Berlin trade union center. Only in Berlin, Brandenburg and Bavaria there was a warning strike-break.
On Friday several thousand employees had already resigned from their work. That is why millions letters should reach their recipients until later, according to the Post. Bsirske told the newspaper that if necessary the recent warning strikes could also be extended to regular strikes. For a corresponding ballot would be necessary.
The union demanded 5.5 percent more money for the approximately 140,000 postal employees, and a shortening of the working week by 2.5 to 36 hours without loss of pay. A core of the conflict is the establishment of 49 regional companies for parcel delivery. There are working according to post for more than 6,000 people. They are paid not according to the pay scale of the Group, but after the generally lower rate of freight forwarding and logistics industry.
“This is entgrenztes profit that get the neck is not fully” criticized the head of Verdi the wage policy of the post. “One can expect from the market leader that he is also in pay forward.” / Jap / TSP / DP / STW
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