In the meantime, more than 10,000 employees had taken part in warning strikes.
Berlin The trade union Verdi and Deutsche Telekom have reached a collective agreement. The salaries of the approximately 55,000 employees would be increased by 2.7 to 3.1 percent in two stages as of August 2022, depending on the pay group, and by a further 2.1 percent as of June 2023, the Bonn-based Dax Group announced on Thursday after the third round of negotiations.
In addition, one-off payments had been agreed to compensate for inflation. The apprentices and dual students would also receive more money. In addition, the protection against dismissal will be extended until December 31, 2024.
“It is a viable conclusion for both sides. The term of two years gives all participants planning security.”, said telecom negotiator Sigrid Heudorf. “We are also mitigating the consequences of increased inflation, especially for employees in the lower and middle income groups.“