Top Banner Ads Across site (Mobile) Adsence 300X250
Post Page Banner Ad

German government announce raises Covid bonus for millions of employees

German government announce raises Covid bonus

Google

In Germany, almost 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants will receive a 2.8 percent raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year.

The agreement announced by the Verdi and dbb unions also will see higher wages and hazard pay for workers in several medical and care professions, as well a tax-free bonus of 650 euros ($735) for trainees and interns.

The unions had previously requested a 5% pay raise, citing increased costs of living and the additional strains their members were under while working during the pandemic.

Read more: German car trade falls sharply due to lack of chips, delivery bottlenecks

Following a series of strikes, mainly in the healthcare sector, the unions and most of Germany’s 16 states have reached an agreement that will last for two years.

Except in Hesse, where a similar agreement was signed last month, it covers public hospitals, schools, police, fire services, and bureaucrats in all states.


Download BOL News App for latest news