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World: No agreement on collective bargaining for public banks

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Also a negotiating marathon has not brought a breakthrough in the fifth tariff round for public banks. Employers and unions want to continue their talks, as both sides assured on Friday.

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«The three percent offered by the employer side only look good at first glance. Through the long term of 36 months, they lead to a significant increase in purchasing power loss ", Verdi negotiator Jan Shuscheck justified the rejection of the offer.

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The Negotiators of the Public Banks, Gunar Feth, stressed: "As an employer, we have moved ourselves to the subject of salary maximally on the unions, there are no more scope." The institutes are now recommended to «to pay out the Corona special payment of us offered by us as soon as possible and independently of the conclusion of a collective agreement».

rings for compromise

Verdi calls for 60,000 employees of country and funding banks as well as several savings banks 4.5 percent more money for a term of twelve months, but at least 150 euros more per month. The German Bank Association (DBV) wants to enforce an increase of 4.8 percent as well as the shortening of weekly working hours for an hour to 38 hours. The total volume offered by employers' side is not sufficient for a degree, DBV negotiators Stephan Szukalski said. All pages are required to "continue to negotiate despite Corona as soon as possible».

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The negotiators of the Federal Association of Public Banks in Germany (VÖB) and the unions had compromise on Thursday in Frankfurt until late in the evening. But even on the subject of mobile work, the collective bargaining partners could not finally agree. A big issue remains the question according to Verdi information, to what extent employers bust out the work from home. Verdi wants to achieve that employees can work up to 60 percent of their working time. For this you should be entitled to an initial equipment fee of 1500 euros.

For the first time since 1972, the collective bargaining community of public banks arose independently for their currently 43 member institutes. The separately guided negotiations for 140,000 employees of private banks in Germany had been broken off on Monday.

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