The employers' association Nordmetall and the IG Metall coast are negotiating today to take over the pilot contract from North Rhine-Westphalia for the northern German metal and electrical industry. Afterwards, the negotiators - Lena Ströbele, Personnel Director of the Bremen Lürssen shipyard, and Daniel Friedrich, the district manager of IG Metall Coast - want to inform about the results of the conversation in Hamburg.
Nordmetall and IG Metall coast have not been able to come to an agreement in five rounds of negotiations so far. The sticking point are, above all, demands from the union for wage increases for the approximately 140 metal workers in Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Northwest Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, the employer and IG Metall agreed at the end of March on a corona bonus of 500 euros and annual special payments for employees in the industry. The new special payment will be paid for the first time in February 2022 in the amount of 18,4 percent of a monthly salary. As of February 2023, this special payment will increase to 27,6 percent of the monthly salary and will then be paid annually. The new collective bargaining agreement applies retrospectively to January 1, 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia and has a total term of 21 months until September 30, 2022.