According to informations published in the foreign news bulletin of the Ministry of Agriculture of Spain, the German Hotel Trade, Food and Related Industries Union (NGG), and the German Hotel Trade and Related Industries Entrepreneurs' Federation (ANG) have agreed on the main items of the collective agreement for the German meat sector, which includes the minimum wage for its workers.
This wage agreement foresees the introduction of a uniform minimum wage in the meat sector in the whole of Germany that will be €7.75/hour as of next July 1st, and that will rise to €8.00/hour as of December 1st 2014.
The aforementioned organisations informed that it is foreseen that the minimum wage still increases in two more stages: it is foreseen that as of 1st 2015 the amount is €8.60/hour and that as of December 1st 2016 it is, at least, €8.75/hour. Also, the negotiating parties agreed that as of July 1st 2017 the negotiations about other additional adaptation measures will be resumed. All this affects some 100,000 workers, of which some 23,000 work regularly in the slaughtering and butchering subsector, and other 15,000 have specific temporary contracts. It must be expressly highlighted that the collective agreement will also be applied to the employees of subcontractor companies as well as to foreign workers.
Thursday January 30, 2014/ MAGRAMA-Noticias del Exterior/ Spain.