Bonn / Berlin (dpa) – The labor dispute at the post office to shorter working hours and more money, the mood always irritated
After Verdi a few. days had alleged intimidation by superiors against strikers reprimanded sharply, the union accused the management now claims to have systematically used civil servants as strike breakers.
According to a Verdi spokesman it is in the past few weeks more than 100 have been such cases. The Post must stop the illegal practice immediately, said Deputy Chairman of Verdi, Andrea Kocsis, the “Sueddeutsche Zeitung”.
The company dismissed the accusations decided. The Post noted that the applicable laws and check in each individual case, whether an official should be used during an industrial action at another workstation, said a company spokeswoman. The accusation that the company had threatened strikers with job loss, the Post had earlier rejected the reference to “defamation” out of hand.
Meanwhile, exacerbated the union a few days before the next round of collective bargaining they walk in the labor dispute. Around 7000 letter and parcel delivery are kicked up on Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt in 14 federal states on Friday in the walkout, said Verdi with.
The ongoing strikes wants Verdi also this Saturday and next week continue. Many postal customers have to adapt so again on a delayed delivery of letters and parcels. The next round of negotiations is scheduled for 20 and 21 May in Koenigswinter near Bonn.
In the view of Deutsche Post, the impact of the strikes continue to hold in check. Of the approximately 3.8 million parcels and packages more than 95 percent would be on Friday may be delivered as expected, the company said. The letters only 1.5 million out of 64 million to reach the recipient later day.
background of strikes is to build a parcel delivery network by establishing 49 regional companies. There are already working more than 6,000 people, including many former temporary employees of the Post. They are paid, but at lower wages. Verdi believes that the approach a breach of contract and calls for 140 000 employees in return a reduction in weekly working hours from 38.5 to 36 hours with full pay.
Last weekend, the company had offered, among other things, the protection against dismissal extend to 2018 for workers for another three years and introduce Christmas Eve and New Year again as non-working days. Verdi spoke of a sham and refused the offer.
Press release Verdi