The approximately 100,000 employees in the German roofing trade will receive more money. In two steps, the workers are to receive an eight percent increase in salary. There will also be an inflation compensation premium.

The IG Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt and the employers agreed on a tariff level of 5.0 percent as of November 1 and a further increase of 3.0 percent in October 2023, as both sides announced on Friday.

In addition, there is an inflation compensation premium of 950 euros in two installments, which is tax and duty-free according to the specifications of the federal government. The term of the collective agreement is 27 months including idle months and ends on September 30, 2024. The remuneration for the trainees will also be increased.

IG-Bau board member Carsten Burckhardt saw the conclusion as proof of a functioning collective bargaining partnership in the trades. He said: “Against the background of rising living costs, employees can look to the future with more optimism and remain loyal to the roofing trade.”

Skilled trades negotiator Dirk Bollwerk emphasized the difficulties faced by companies with rising energy and material costs. It is still important to invest in employees. “As a climate trade, we want to continue to be attractive to the skilled workers of tomorrow in the battle for talent.”

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