Wage talks between Deutsche Post and ver.di achieve initial results for employees
- Workers covered by collective-bargaining agreement and civil servants will receive one-time payments
- New partial-retirement model being sought for postal civil servants
- Negotiations will resume in January
One-time gross payment of EUR 400 will be paid to employees covered by the collective-bargaining agreement.
During the second round of collective-bargaining negotiations for 2012, Deutsche Post and the services union ver.di have reached an initial partial agreement. Under it, a one-time gross payment of EUR 400 will be paid to employees covered by the collective-bargaining agreement who worked full-time at Deutsche Post AG in 2011. This payment will be included in the employees' monthly checks in January 2012 and will be taken into consideration during further negotiations.
Agreements covering the civil servants of Deutsche Post AG have also been reached. Full-time employees at Deutsche Post AG who are in active civil service will receive a one-time gross payment of EUR 230. The variable payment for civil servants will not be made in 2012. The agreement covering the civil servants must still be approved by the German Finance Ministry.
Drawing on the flexible, trendsetting model for age-based working solutions that covers collective-bargaining employees and was approved in October, Deutsche Post and ver.di are now working on a similar agreement for civil servants. For this purpose, both sides will promptly start negotiations for a postal-specific partial-retirement program for civil servants.
The collective-bargaining negotiations will resume on January 10.