Collective wage agreement concluded for DHL's Leipzig/Halle air hub10/05/2005, 01:00 AM CEST
Deutsche Post World Net and ver.di have concluded a collective wage agreement for the employees of the new DHL air hub in Leipzig/Halle.
Klaus Zumwinkel, Deutsche Post World Net's Chairman of the Board of Management, and Rolf Büttner from ver.di's National Executive Board presented the results of negotiations on Wednesday in Leipzig.
"We have thereby fulfilled an important requirement so that the 3,500 DHL jobs at the Leipzig/Halle air hub can become a reality," stated Zumwinkel. DHL's decision to construct an air hub at Leipzig/Halle should create some 10,000 new jobs in the region. The most important elements of the collective wage agreement are the term of over four years, a system of remuneration standard to the industry, and flexible work hours. For DHL, this fosters the necessary planning reliability for the construction and the commencement of operations at the new European hub.
Furthermore, Zumwinkel commented on the planned conclusion of a collective wage agreement for employees of Karstadt-Quelle Logistik, which has been owned by DHL since April 2005.
"With these two collective wage agreements, Deutsche Post World Net and ver.di are creating in the interest of the employees the precondition for high productivity and competitiveness at every location," said Zumwinkel. All of the major processes for change within the Group in recent years have been negotiated with the social partners and laid down collective wage agreements. This creates the necessary safety for both the company and its employees.