Bonn . Empty many boxes: mail and parcel delivery of mail have again stopped work all over Germany on Saturday. The trade union Verdi had called around 10,000 employees of Deutsche Post AG for strikes. According to the company could thus not be extradited two million letters and 40,000 parcels. For comparison: Every day, the company transports about 65 million letters and 3.5 million packets
In some sorting centers that work stoppages would begin punctually at midnight, said a spokeswoman Verdi.. According to the Post to less than 3,000 employees participating in the strike. Postal customers throughout Germany were affected, but to varying degrees, said a post spokesman. One focus of the strike could not make it. Finally, the delivery went on strike on Thursday.
Another deadlock in negotiations will not accept, said the deputy Verdi Chairwoman Andrea Koscis. The union demands for the 140,000 collective forces the company to shorten the working week from 38.5 to 36 hours without loss of pay.
background of the dispute is the creation of 49 regional companies in the parcel delivery. Thus, the post would violate collective agreements banning the outsourcing of internal or external companies. As compensation demands Verdi therefore shorter working hours. In the new companies operate according to the Post 6000 delivery – but at lower wages than their counterparts
The Post pointed to the cost pressure from competitors.. “The Post has double the personnel costs as the competition,” said the post spokesman. “No one can hold out in the long run.” The demand of the trade union, however, corresponds to a wage increase of around seven percent. The fourth round of negotiations is scheduled for the 8th and 9th of May in Berlin.