Volkswagen and IG Metall move compensate negotiations to successful conclusion

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen and IG Metall brought negotiations on a association common negotiate agreement to a successful end in Hanover on Monday night. From Sep 1, 2013, bottom compensate for employees lonesome by a common negotiate agreement will boost by 3.4 percent, followed by a serve arise of 2.2 percent from Jul 1, 2014. Volkswagen is also creation an additional grant to association grant arrangements. For employees lonesome by a common negotiate agreement, a association will make a one-time remuneration of €300 to a association grant scheme. For apprentices and dual-study module students, Volkswagen will compensate a monthly grant of €27.

Dr. Horst Neumann, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Board of Management Member for Human Resources, commented. “Employees are receiving a good compensate increase. In addition, Volkswagen is improving association grant arrangements for a workforce, quite with anxiety to immature employees. However, it is also transparent that this common negotiate agreement stretches us to a extent of what is probable in light of a formidable marketplace conditions in Europe and tough general competition.”

The pivotal elements of a common negotiate agreement are as follows:

Increase in pay: Base compensate for employees lonesome by a common negotiate agreement will be increasing in dual stages. There will be a 3.4 percent boost from Sep 1, 2013, and a serve arise of 2.2 percent from Jul 1, 2014. The benefaction compensate levels will request for Jul and Aug 2013. “Volkswagen and IG Metall have catered for a fact that foe in a vehicle attention is removing worse and worse opposite a backdrop of a pointy unemployment in a altogether vehicle marketplace in Europe,” a arch adjudicator for Volkswagen, Martin Rosik, Head of Human Resources during a Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, pronounced and combined that Volkswagen had taken a course for a boost in bottom compensate from compensate developments in a steel industry. “The compensate arise is oriented to mercantile opening in this sector. That is essential for a competitiveness of Volkswagen’s sites in Germany”, Rosik said.

One-time grant payment: For full-time employees, Volkswagen is creation a one-time remuneration of €300 to a association grant intrigue (contributory grant
scheme II). Part-time employees will accept a pro-rata formed payment.

Pension sustenance for apprentices and dual-study module students: For apprentices and dual-study module students, Volkswagen will make a monthly remuneration to a association grant intrigue of €27. To date, apprentices accept €13.50 (contributory grant intrigue I).

Term of a common negotiate agreement: The new association common negotiate agreement has a tenure of 20 months (July 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2015). According to Rosik: “This tenure stays closely aligned to a sector’s common negotiate agreement and is a transparent pointer that a association agreement is oriented to sector-wide competition.”

Commitment to negotiate: The association and IG Metall also concluded to investigate mercantile conditions in May 2014. If a mercantile conditions during that time permits, negotiations will be hold to settle either a serve one-time advantage remuneration financed by a association is possible.

The common negotiate agreement of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft covers some 102,000 employees during a plants in Wolfsburg, Brunswick, Hanover, Salzgitter, Emden and Kassel as good as Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

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