Berlin / Bonn (AP) – Before the start of the 6th round of talks in the wage dispute at the post office on Monday in Berlin CEO Frank Appel has attacked the union Verdi sharp
This put the staff under pressure so that they continue to contribute to the ongoing strikes. “The employees are bullied, it is stirred up fear, so they gather behind the union,” the Post’s CEO who said “Welt am Sonntag”.
background the labor dispute is in addition to the dispute over working hours and salaries for about 140,000 postal employees in particular the establishment of 49 regional companies for parcel delivery. There are working according to the Post for more than 6,000 people. They are paid not according to the pay scale of the Group, but after the generally lower rate of freight forwarding and logistics industry.
The atmosphere is always irritated. In early May had Verdi the Post accused superiors would intimidate strikers. Appel said now reversed facing the union: “It works with defamation and defamation.” The Post-chief defended the spin-off: the competitors Bonner company paid much lower hourly wages. “We can no longer promise for the future income of the past,” Appel said.
Meanwhile, the strikes went before the continuation of the tariff talks continue. After nationwide several thousand employees had resigned from their work on Friday and according to post hundreds of thousands and millions of packages Letters should reach their recipients only later, occurred on Saturday, according to Verdi 5,000 colleagues in strike.
Only in Berlin, Brandenburg and Bavaria there was a break. The union demanded 5.5 percent more money and a shortening of the working week by 2.5 to 36 hours without loss of pay.
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