In the collective bargaining for the public service of the countries have come together, both sides again in Potsdam. The trade unions requested prior to the start of today’s meeting, once again, movement of the employer.

“We are in fact far apart,” said Verdi head Frank Bsirske. To not be issues of wage statements to come. The Chairman of the Beamtenbunds dbb, Ulrich Silberbach, said: “There are difficult conversations.” So far, no agreement corridor was in sight. Employers don’t always say what she wanted to everything. “A couple of approaches would be more helpful.

The negotiators of the countries, Berlin’s Finance Senator Matthias Kollatz (SPD), said: “of Course, such negotiations are complex.” It is, however, to say that the discussions were constructive. “We’re going to go through all topics. Only when all questions are clarified, step-by-step total package.”

The trade unions are calling for around one Million Employees in the countries of Hesse, six percent more money, but at least 200 euros more per month – at a term of the new contract of one year. The country page the.

A third round of Negotiations is already 28. February and 1. March planned. First Strikes in some countries, it has already given. If in the next days and weeks for more work stoppages to follow, depends on the progress of the negotiations.

dpa