Deutsche Post pay and conditions agreement to begin

German postal operator Deutsche Post has announced that after approval from its major trades union ver.dl the new collective bargaining agreement with its staff can now take effect.

The new agreement is to run until the 31st of May 2020.

In a statement issued yesterday (10 April), Deutsche Post said: “By that agreement, approximately 130,000 employees of Deutsche Post receive more money this year. As of October 1, 2018, wages and salaries will rise 3%, and a further 2.1% one year later on October 1, 2019. The remuneration for trainees will also increase: between 3% and 4% as of October 1, 2018, and between 2.2% and 3% as of October 1, 2019.

“In addition to the wage and salary increase, employees paid according to collective bargaining agreements will benefit directly from a one-time payment of €250 in 2018.

“For the first time, employees at Deutsche Post AG would be able to choose between the wage increase and the equivalent amount of additional free time.”

Thomas Ogilvie, Board Member for Human Resources and Labor Director at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “We are pleased that the agreement can now take effect. The approval from ver.di members shows how working together can lead to a positive result. The agreement gives our employees a tangible piece of the company’s success as well as more flexibility and predictability.”