Kassel (dpa/lhe) - Around 400 young people took part in the nationwide youth strike day in public service in Kassel on Wednesday. "Even just to get young people excited about the professions and to remain attractive after training, employers have to meet our demands without batting an eyelid," said Carolin Hack, Verdi's state youth secretary. The union had called for the action. According to the announcement, the participants came from different companies such as hospitals, savings banks or energy suppliers in Hesse.
They met in the morning for a star march to Opernplatz, where the final rally took place at noon. The young people in the current collective bargaining round are demanding an increase in training and study allowances as well as internship payments by 200 euros a month. In addition, trainees should be taken on for an unlimited period after successfully completing their training. In total, Verdi had called for rallies in nine locations in Germany as part of the youth strike day.