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German public service employees reached a pay deal following a marathon 40-hour round of negotiations and work stoppages which hit airports and infant schools over the past month, unions said Saturday.
Some two million public service employees will see their wages increased by 6.3 percent between now and August 2013.
The Verdi trade union and the DBB public service union had been demanding an increase of 6.5 percent, similar to that agreed in the metal industry.
Agreement came late Friday following 40 hours of talks between union, state and local authorities’ representatives. ..
Originally posted by Ranong
I heard back in 2006/7 the German workers unions got together and voted for a pay REDUCTION knowing that it would be in there best interest to secure there economy when the SHTF in 2008, Hey Presto!! the Germans rule europe and now can afford to give themselfs a pay-rise since they pimped out Ireland and Portugal and Greece! Germans being German. Good on them.