Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Employees in the hotel and restaurant industry in Baden-Württemberg will receive more money from July. The Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga) and the Food, Enjoyment and Restaurants Union (NGG) agreed on a new collective agreement, as both parties announced on Tuesday in Stuttgart. Also new is the tariff grid, which is based on the qualifications of the employees and the scope of responsibility of the respective activity instead of the job titles of the traditional French model.
The new collective agreement provides for significant increases in all wage groups as well as for trainees and also takes into account the increase in the statutory minimum wage. Wages for unskilled newcomers will rise by 14.3 percent as of July 1 and by 8.9 percent for skilled workers who have completed their vocational training. Depending on the year of training, trainees receive up to 16.7 percent more money. The collective agreement runs until the end of September 2024.
"These wage increases are extremely important for our members after the losses during the corona pandemic, with the current record inflation and skyrocketing energy prices," said NGG regional secretary Alexander Münchow. The industry offers attractive jobs and competitive wages, said Dehoga state chairman Fritz Engelhardt. With the agreed increases, one "went hard to the limits of the economic resilience of the companies".