2-day Deutsche Post strike begins in Germany
Ahead of negotiations in Düsseldorf later this week, on Monday and Tuesday 160.000 employees of Deutsche Post are striking for a 15 percent pay rise.
Deutsche Post strike on Monday and Tuesday
Trade union ver.di has announced that postal workers all over Germany will take part in a two-day Warnstrike (warning strike). Package, letter and parcel deliveries will be delayed until the latter half of the week.
Germany’s biggest trade union to send a clear signal
According to ver.di, many Deutsche Post employees are currently underpaid and rising inflation increasingly means that workers cannot cope with real wage losses. On February 8, union representatives will re-enter negotiations in Düsseldorf asking again for the 15 percent employee pay rise.
January 2022 was the last time that employees at Deutsche Post received a pay rise, which was just 2 percent. The international company employs 590.000 people worldwide, and in 2022, the delivery company made a profit of 8,4 billion euros.
“This is a renewed, crystal clear signal to the employer, employees are ready to fight for their demand and are expecting a round of negotiations which will result in a pay rise”, ver.di representative Andrea Kocsis wrote in a press release.
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