On Tuesday, negotiations for a new collective agreement in retail will enter the fourth round. The focus is on higher salaries for around 430,000 employees and apprentices.
While employers are currently offering an increase of four percent and a one-off payment, the union is demanding ten percent higher salaries. Your representatives justify this with the high inflation. They reject one-off payments at all. Starting salary of 1800 euros The starting salary in retail is currently 1800 euros gross. The employer’s offer would mean 1900 euros gross or an apprentice income of 800 euros gross in the first year and 1280 euros in the third year. It is conceivable that the employers and the union will meet in the middle. The social partners in the metalworking industry agreed on an average increase of 7.4 percent in actual wages.Other concerns of the trade union, such as easier access to the sixth week of vacation, have receded into the background in this year’s negotiations. Employers’ wishes for an open shopping Sunday in Advent are likely to remain unfulfilled. Hearings begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.