IG Metall wants 8 percent more money
Frankfurt With a demand for 8.0 percent more money, the IG Metal in collective bargaining for around 100,000 employees in the west German textile and clothing industry.
The increase should be at least 200 euros per month for the individual employees, the union also said on Tuesday after a corresponding decision by the board of directors in Frankfurt. This means that the lower salary brackets would be disproportionately considered. In addition, the conditions for contractual partial retirement are to be improved in order to make the transition to retirement easier to plan.
The claim is calculated for a term of twelve months. Chief negotiator Miriam Bürger justified them, among other things, with the high price increases of the past few months. The employees are enormously burdened and the companies could afford such an increase.
A similarly high demand had the IG Metal already in the much larger metal and electrical industry. With a doubled term of 24 months, they achieved wage increases in two stages of 5.2 and 3.3 percent as well as one-off payments totaling 3,000 euros.
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According to the trade union, the textile collective bargaining should begin on February 7th in Frankfurt and continue on February 28th in Ingolstadt. Then the peace obligation ends and warning strikes become possible.
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