Berlin (dpa) – The approximately 4400 began to get more money in the East German confectionery industry. The union Food-Genuss-Gaststätten (NGG) has agreed with the Federal Association of the Confectionery Industry on a collective bargaining agreement, as the NGG announced on Thursday. Accordingly, the fees are to increase in three stages by around six percent. The training allowances also increase in three stages by a total of 90 euros.
The conclusion means a wage increase of 190 euros for a skilled worker. For the lower wage groups, the wage increase is even up to 7.2 percent, the NGG further reports. According to both negotiating partners, the collective agreement runs until November 30, 2023. The negotiator for the Federal Association of the Confectionery Industry, Ernst Kammerinke, spoke of an acceptable compromise for the East German companies.
According to the NGG, the confectionery industry East covers around a dozen companies. These include Griesson-de Beukelaer in Kahla in Thuringia, Trolli in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Katjes in Potsdam and Storck in Ohrdruf (Thuringia) – the largest company in the East German confectionery industry, which started around 2000.
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