Working hours for civil servants: temporary settlement negotiated with VerdiBonn, 05/18/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
Deutsche Post and Verdi have reached a temporary settlement with regard to working time regulations for civil servants.
Working hours for civil servants will remain at 38.5 hours per week until 31/03/2008. In return Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 2007 will be normal working days for civil servants which was previously not the case. In addition, Christmas money for 2007 will be reduced by a quarter.
The agreement is subject to approval by the German Federal Minister of Finance.