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German public-sector deal sees salary rise for 2.5 million workers

Staff will receive staggered one-time payments totaling 3,000 euros ($3,300) through February 2024

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German public-sector workers struck a wage deal with employers, capping a confrontational series of negotiations that saw repeated strikes in Europe’s largest economy.
 
Staff will receive staggered one-time payments totaling 3,000 euros ($3,300) through February 2024. After that, salaries will rise by 200 euros on a permanent basis, and then be increased by 5.5 per cent . 

The agreement covers about 2.5 million employees in the German public sector and comes after three rounds of talks failed to produce a result. An arbitration commission then proposed a compromise, which is the basis for the deal struck this weekend in Potsdam.   


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First Published: Apr 23 2023 | 11:17 PM IST

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