Germany: NGG signs successful agreement with Coca-Cola following mass mobilization of warning strikes

The IUF-affiliated German food workers' union (NGG) has signed a collective bargaining agreement with Coca-Cola following successful warning strikes by 2,200 NGG members at all 35 Coca-Cola locations between April 8 and 10, 2019.

In a very tough collective bargaining round, NGG and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) concluded a new collective bargaining agreement for the approximately 8,000 employees on the night of 12 April 2019:

Wages and salaries have increased by 120 euros per month for 2019 (retroactively from 1 January 2019), and by 90 euros per month from 2020 onwards. This is an increase of between eight and nine percent with some variance between states. Remuneration for trainees will increase by 60 euros per month in 2019 and by 45 euros in 2020. The collective agreement runs for two years.

All other provisions contained in the previous agreement - working time, partial retirement schemes, etc - have been extended until the end of 2020.

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