New collective pay agreement for employees of Berlin Airports signed and sealed

12.03.07 08:59
Following several rounds of constructive negotiations, a new collective pay agreement for the approximately 1,500 employees of the three Berlin Airports was signed today.
The previous collective pay agreement was terminated by ver.di as of 31 December 2006. As a result of today's round of negotiations, ver.di has accepted the improved offer. The unions and management have agreed to make a declaration at the latest by midnight on 22 March 2007.

According to the new agreement, employees of Berlin Airports will receive a monthly pay rise of 90 euros on top of their agreed basic salary as of 1 June 2007 and a further monthly pay rise of 30 euros as of 1 July 2008, plus a one-time payment in the amount of 600 euros for the period January to May 2007. The new agreement is valid until 31 December 2008.

The management of Berlin Airports sees the result as a balanced compromise. "We have submitted a very good offer. Especially if you take into consideration the high rate of unemployment prevailing in Berlin and Brandenburg and the contribution to be made by Berlin Airports in financing BBI, we have been able to conclude a collective pay agreement aimed at securing the jobs of our employees. The offer also allows our employees to make an appropriate contribution to the positive development of the company", says Berlin Airports' HR Director, Dr. Manfred Bobke-von Camen.

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

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Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

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