thousands of apprentices in Germany’s hospitals get from 1. January, by a collective agreement for the first time, a remuneration. “Affected jobbten so far, in the evening or on the weekend, and a bit of money, or debt, to be able to the training,” said the Chairman of the services Union Ver.di, Frank Bsirske.

“Now the trainees have made a jump from zero to 965 euros in the first year of training, 1025 in the second year, and 1122 in the third year,” says Bsirske. Verdi had negotiated with the tariff community of German Länder (TdL) and the Association of municipal employers ‘ associations (VKA). Are affected, according to the Union, around 1800 trainees at University hospitals and 1700 at the local hospitals.

When the Affected person is aspiring diet assistants, occupational therapists, Speech therapists and speech therapists, medical technical assistants, as well as orthoptist inside and Orthoptists, the patients with certain diseases of the eye, care. These trainees were predominantly young women.

Before they had, according to Ver.di do not receive any training compensation. “Some of the students-student loans, others nothing at all,” said Bsirske. The starting point for the collective agreement, an Initiative of the trainees had been to several University hospitals. Several hundred trainees have even established “a tariff Commission and with the us negotiations with the States and municipalities started.”

On this Tuesday, a further, more extensive collective conflict in the clinic, the area of focus. The doctors ‘ Union Marburger Bund wants to inform the public in Berlin about their collective bargaining claims for approximately 55,000 Physicians in the nationwide, more than 500 local hospitals. 21. January 2019, the tariff negotiations with the VKA.


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