US: fixed amounts and inflation compensation for paper employees

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The approximately 40,000 employees in the German paper industry receive more money. During the negotiations in the third round in Sulzbach near Frankfurt, the tariff partners agreed to a uniform increase in all salary levels of 200 euros, which will be implemented in two steps from 2023. Fixed amounts benefit from the lower salary levels.

Zwei Arbeiter in einer Papierfabrik vor verpackten Papierrollen. © Jonas Güttler/dpa Two workers in a paper mill before packed paper rolls.

As IG BCE continued, a layer allowance is also increased by 50 percent and an inflation compensation allowance of EUR 3,000 is paid in three one -off payments. According to the Federal Government's requirements, this amount is tax and tax-free.

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IG BCE had requested that the passage allowance be doubled

according to the employers' association “The paper industry” is possible as flexible as possible in the sense of the social partnership. At least 750 euros would still be paid out this year. According to employer information, 1200 euros were agreed for trainees to mitigate the increased consumer prices. The collective agreement runs over 24 months to September 30, 2024.

the so -called passage allowance, the shift allowance for shift operation, will increase from 5.0 percent to 7.5 percent from the beginning of 2024. Employees benefit from the allowance who work around the clock in the continuous shift operation. The IG BCE had requested doubling.

Specifically, the fees will be increased by an additional 50 euros gross from January 1, 2023 by a tabular fixed amount of 150 euros gross and from April 1, 2024, as the employers further announced. According to IG BCE,

had participated in warning strikes, according to IG BCE.

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