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Collective bargaining: No offer for Christmas bonus for building cleaners

2019-08-15T11:10:57.871Z

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Dreieich (dpa) - At the resumed collective bargaining for the approximately 650,000 building cleaners in Germany, employers do not want to talk about the required Christmas bonus.

"The demand for a 13th monthly salary is not an issue for these framework rate negotiations," said the negotiator of the Bundesinnungsverband, Christian Kloevekorn, to kick off the round in Dreieich near Frankfurt. This can be discussed in the next year in the wage bargaining negotiations.

The IG BAU-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU) again threatened with strikes in the event of non-regulation. Around 100 employees demonstrated at the conference hotel and threatened to work stoppages. "The Christmas bonus is an elementary requirement for us," said a spokesman for the union. It is also regulated in other industries in the framework collective agreements.

IG BAU had already demanded several changes in the past year: in particular, skilled workers should be ranked higher and for the first time in the industry a Christmas bonus should be paid. After four fruitless rounds, employers surprisingly quit the standard rate in April because they do not want to pay part-time workers overtime pay.

Source: zeit

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