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Agreement reached on a minimum wage for the German meat industry

20 January 2014 News
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The German Food Workers Union, NGG and the German Food and Beverage Employers' Association (ANG) reached agreement on 13 January 2014 on the establishment of a minimum wage for the German meat industry.

The agreed minimum wage of EUR 7.75 will be paid from this July and will gradually increase to EUR 8.75 by December 2016. The parties have undertaken to engage in further negotiations as of 1 July 2017. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the German meat industry, without differentiation between East and West, and also for the estimated 15,000 subcontracted workers in the German slaughterhouses.

In a joint statement, NGG and ANG made reference to their common goal of reaching a settlement "which takes into account both the interests of the workers and those of the highly criticized meat industry".

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