Commerzbank and ver.di agree on in-house collective bargaining agreement for ComTS service companies
March 31 2023
- Agreed duration initially until the end of 2025
- Additional inflation compensation payments planned for 2023 and 2024
Commerzbank and the trade union ver.di have agreed on an in-house collective bargaining agreement for the ComTS service companies. This will initially apply until the end of 2025. The agreement is subject to further negotiations, inter alia, on the issue of working hours, which are to be concluded in April this year.
Apart from the binding salary provisions and annual bonus payments agreed upon in the in-house collective bargaining agreement, Commerzbank will exhaust the possibility of making further payments in 2023 and 2024 within the context of the statutory inflation compensation payment.
“In constructive talks with ver.di, we have found a solution that is economically viable and sustainable. At the same time, we are creating attractive conditions and prospects for the employees of ComTS. In our view, this is a good basis for the future,” explained Andreas Schimmele, Commerzbank’s responsible Divisional Board Member and negotiator.
The ComTS service companies are independent entities within Commerzbank Group. The ComTS service network is a financial services provider operating supra-regionally and is particularly active in the area of business process settlement.
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