NGG members from Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Bremen factory have won an average 3% yearly wage increase following warning strikes on August 7. This is a substantial increase from the 1.4% wage increase originally proposed by JDE. NGG also negotiated economic improvements for apprentices at JDE Bremen as part of the new 2 year collective bargaining agreement with JDE.
Members of IUF affiliate NGG who work in production at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Bremen factory took industrial action in response to outrageous collective bargaining proposals from the company. Dieter Nickel from NGG said “JDE workers set a production record, working around the clock seven days a week, making profits and deserve to get their fair share.”