Strikes at the postal service in Berlin

Strikes at the postal service in Berlin

In the wage conflict with Deutsche Post, the trade union Verdi called for all-day warning strikes in Berlin on September 11, 2020. Around 1000 letter and parcel deliverers have been called upon to stop work since 6 pm, as the Verdi regional district announced. The response to the call was good, said a union spokesperson in the morning.

A Deutsche Post employee stands with a flag of the Verdi union.

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A Deutsche Post employee stands with a flag of the Verdi union.

According to the information, parcel delivery bases in Charlottenburg, Reinickendorf, Grunewald, Lichtenberg and Marzahn were affected by the strike. Employees also stopped working at the letter delivery bases in Mitte, Moabit, Marzahn, Friedrichsfelde, Kaulsdorf, Weissensee and Hohenschönhausen. According to Verdi, it was not clear how many parcels or letters were left lying around. Employees with temporary contracts, for example, showed up for work.

Verdi demands 5.5 percent higher wages

Verdi had already started warning strikes in several states on Wednesday and extended them on Thursday. In this way, the union wants to emphasize its demand for a 5.5 percent increase in income for the approximately 140,000 postal workers. Among other things, Verdi justified the demand with the good business situation of the Post. In previous negotiations, the union had gained the impression that Swiss Post only wanted to offer income improvements of 1.5 percent.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 11. September 2020 08:46 Uhr

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