Germany agrees pay deal with public-sector unions

The Verdi union and public employers said they had agreed an inverse sliding scale of pay gains

  
The skyline with its banking district is photographed during sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, April 29, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.

The skyline with its banking district is photographed during sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, April 29, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.

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FRANKFURT- Germany struck a deal over pay with public-sector unions that will cover about 2.3 million workers employed by municipalities and the federal administration.

The Verdi union and public employers said they had agreed an inverse sliding scale of pay gains, from plus 4.5% for the lowest income bracket to plus 3.2% for the highest bracket.

The agreement will run until the end of 2022.

(Reporting by Holger Hansen and Ludwig Burger; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((ludwig.burger@thomsonreuters.com; +49 30 220133634; Reuters Messaging: ludwig.burger.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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