Thursday, 18 October 2007

'Union' wants lower wages for postmen

GNBZ, a new German union of postal workers, wants wages below the minimum wage the Bundesrat has just passed. According to the organisation, the minimum wage would endanger private mail services - a position also held by the employers’ organisation.
According to GNBZ, the large services union Ver.di does not adequately represent employees of private mail services, thus endangering the jobs of 50,000 people.
Experts doubt whether GNBZ is a real union. According to German law, a union must have a certain power to achieve goals. A GNBZ spokesperson declined to comment on the organisation’s membership and financial position.
Source: Frankfurter Rundschau

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