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Source: Verdi – United Service Union Berlin June 28th, 2022 – ver.di is demanding significant wage increases in the collective bargaining negotiations beginning today at the hospital operator Sana, as was the case in the collective bargaining rounds at Lufthansa and at the seaports. “Clearly, it’s about the money. The real wages of the employees in the Sana clinics must be secured and permanently increased,” explains ver.di federal board member Sylvia Bühler before the start of the negotiations, which will be conducted digitally in this first round. ver.di demands for the around 10,000 employees of the 20 Sana clinics in Germany, which fall under the group collective agreement, a basic amount of 150 euros per month and linear pay increases of 8 percent over a period of 12 months. Apprentices are to receive an additional 100 euros a month.
“Employees are confronted with massively increasing prices at supermarket checkouts and petrol pumps, they urgently need higher wages. They definitely deserved it,” said Bühler. The extraordinary achievements of the clinic staff must be adequately rewarded. “Those who provide top performance for our health every day must be paid appropriately. As one of the major hospital operators in Germany, Sana has a duty here,” emphasized the trade unionist. Another negotiation date has already been agreed for July 11, 2022.
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