Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The third round of collective bargaining for around 26,000 employees at the four university hospitals in the south-west ended without a result. The Verdi union rejected the employer's offer on Thursday evening. "All in all, they haven't moved an inch and are thus ignoring the massive strike movement by their own employees," said negotiator Irene Gölz early on Friday morning. Therefore, it was decided to break off the collective bargaining.
In the collective bargaining dispute, the Verdi union is demanding significantly higher salaries and around 10.5 percent more money for nursing staff and employees in administration, primarily with reference to the high inflation. The offer from the employers' association provides for a tax-free one-time payment of 4,200 euros and an average increase in remuneration of six percent.
The collective bargaining committee now wants to discuss the matter on Monday. If they declare the negotiations to have failed, the union wants to prepare a strike ballot on an indefinite strike. The employers' association of the university hospitals (AGU) could not be reached early on Friday morning.