State-wide warning strike in the public service in Hesse

13.10.2021 – 17:19

dbb Hessen Beamtenbund and tariff union

Wiesbaden (ots)

All over Hesse, employees in the state took part in warning strikes for higher incomes on October 13, 2021. A large demonstration with around 750 participants took place in Wiesbaden.

Shortly before the decisive round of negotiations, the colleagues impressively underpin their demands today: “5 percent more income, but at least 175 euros, is more than appropriate,” said dbb tariff chief Volker Geyer in front of the State Chancellery in Wiesbaden, where after a march through the Downtown around 750 employees from Hessen gathered for a final rally. Many of the participants came from the neighboring federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia and even from Brandenburg. The dbb negotiator made it clear that he sees little leeway for the final round of negotiations with Interior Minister Peter Beuth, which begins tomorrow, Thursday, October 14, at 1 p.m. is an economically strong federal state. We therefore expect respect, appreciation and participation. ” And Heinrich Rosskopf, the chairman of the Hessian collective bargaining committee, remains determined: “We are sticking to 5 percent and not deviating a millimeter from this demand.”

Heini Schmitt, the head of the dbb Landesbund in Hesse, affirmed that this is also the expectation of the Hessian state and municipal officials. “Interior Minister Beuth likes to paint Hessen’s image of a state that cares for its employees. If he continues to mean it seriously, as in the previous income round in March 2019 – there must not only be a good collective agreement, but also a binding commitment to transfer this result to the civil servants and pension recipients of the state and the municipalities at the same time and in accordance with the system. An appropriate increase in collective wages and civil servant salaries has not only earned the colleagues, it is also essential for attracting young talent, said Schmitt and added: “We don’t want to hear the sentence ‘there is no money’ any more. When the politicians finally do their homework, there will be more money than we could ever spend sensibly, “said Schmitt.

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