Textile workers get 4.8 percent more wages
Berlin The approximately 100,000 employees in the west German textile industry will receive 4.8 percent from October 1st more wages. At least they get 130 euros more per month, shared the IG Metall on Saturday with From September 1, 2024, the fees will increase by a further 3.3 percent, but at least by 100 euros. In addition, the employees receive a tax-free inflation compensation premium of 1,500 euros. The collective agreement runs until February 28, 2025.
The breakthrough is in the fourth round of negotiations succeeded on the night of Saturday, the union announced. “We have always emphasized that tariff policy alone not a war-driven one inflation can compensate,” said IG Metall negotiator Marc Otten. Together with government relief measures, there is a strong overall package against the increased cost of living. “This very good result was only possible due to the great participation of the employees in the warning strikes and actions.”
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