Stefan König

Collective bargaining: T-Systems submits offer

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  • Achievement of 2018 company targets set to 100 percent
  • Salaries to rise by 1.6 percent as of April 1, 2019
  • Protection against dismissal to be extended for two years

In the collective bargaining for T-Systems employees, the employers' side presented an offer to the trade union ver.di on Thursday. The offer proposes a duration until December 31, 2019.

The employees covered by collective wage agreements should get an achievement level of 100 percent for the 2018 company targets. In recent years, the economic situation at T-Systems has meant that the target achievement levels have been significantly lower. In addition, T-Systems intends to rise salaries by 1.6 percent from April 1, 2019 onward. 

"With this offer, we are making it clear that we want to strike a balance between business requirements and employee interests," says Georg Pepping, Human Resource Director and chief negotiator for collective bargaining at T-Systems. "A company target achievement of 100 percent eliminates the risk from the salary components of our pay-scale employees and protects them against a loss of income," according to Pepping. "The company's business situation severely narrows the scope for negotiations during the current collective bargaining round." 

Furthermore, the offer dismisses compulsory redundancies. The protection currently in place until December 31, 2018 is to be extended by two more years. At the same time the extension is linked to achieving the transformation milestones.

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