The collective bargaining for the public service of the countries today in the decisive Phase. In Potsdam, the top representative of the service Union Verdi, the Beamtenbunds dbb and the tariff community of German countries come together for the third round of Negotiations.

A degree, in the course of the weekend the negotiators thought was possible. With extensive Strikes, the Union had made in the past few days, pressure.

The trade unions are calling for around one Million employees in the countries with the exception of Hesse, among other things, six per cent more money, but at least 200 euros more per month. The statements should also be transferred to some 2.3 million civil servants and pensioners.

dpa