Berlin, Frankfurt The approximately 5600 employees nationwide at the Sparda banks receive more money, according to the Verdi union. The parties to the collective bargaining agreement had agreed on a collective agreement in the fourth round of negotiations, Verdi announced on Monday evening in Berlin. The Association of Sparda Banks did not initially receive a statement.
According to Verdi, salaries will increase by 1.25 percent on January 1, 2022 and by a further 1.25 percent on April 1, 2023. A special payment of 400 euros net and two additional days off have also been agreed. In addition, employees would be entitled to convert more money into free time.
“Those were tough negotiations, especially because the employers wanted to enforce a zero round,” said Verdi negotiator Kevin Voss. The agreement was preceded by several work stoppages. “Without the strong participation of the many employees of the Sparda banks in the strikes, despite Corona, this result would not have been achievable,” emphasized Voss.
Strikes in the banking industry are rare. Most recently, however, there were also work stoppages that lasted for months in the wage dispute at Deutsche Bank call centers.
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The collective agreement has a term until September 30, 2023, it said. At the same time there is a “declaration on the preservation of jobs”. No further information was given. The Verdi members now have to vote on the outcome of the negotiations.
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