Leipzig (dpa/sn) - The trade union IG BAU warns of staff shortages in Saxon flower shops and garden centers due to low wages. The approximately 740 people who worked in this area in Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz often earned little more than ten euros an hour, as the union announced on Wednesday. Many of them could soon leave the industry in search of higher wages.
He called for East income to be equalized with West income. The starting salary for skilled workers should be well over 13 euros per hour nationwide - and thus above the future statutory minimum wage of 12 euros. For East Germany, the FDF had recently offered an hourly wage of 12.10 euros.