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Background collective bargaining round 2021 The fight for the collective agreement The economy in Germany will recover in 2021 after the slump as a result of the pandemic. The unions are now calling for some significant wage increases. Your goals and the collective bargaining agreements for 2021 at a glance.

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Tariff round 2021 The fight for the collective agreement

Status: 15.06.2021 12:43 p.m.

The economy in Germany will recover in 2021 after the slump as a result of the pandemic. The unions are now calling for some significant wage increases. Your goals and the collective bargaining agreements for 2021 at a glance. Falling numbers of new corona infections and the progress made in vaccination will lead to an economic recovery in Germany in 2021. The growing global economy supports the demand for goods “Made in Germany”. At the same time, inflation is rising significantly. With their sometimes high demands, the unions want all the more to ensure that the collective bargaining agreements in 2021 do not result in any real wage losses for employees.

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The trade unions and employers naturally assess the scope for wage increases differently in this situation. Collective bargaining is therefore programmed. You can find an overview of the major collective bargaining rounds in 2021 here:

Tariff rounds of the year 2021
Branch Staff* Wage claim (union) graduation Duration (months)
VW 102,000 4.0% (IG Metall) 2.3% (2022) 23
Metal and electrical industry 3,813,000 4.% (IG Metall) 0% (but 3 one-time payments) 21
retail trade 2,352,000 4.5% (ver.di)
Paper processing industry 73,000 4.8% (ver.di) 1.5% (2021), 2.4% (2022) 24
Wholesale and Foreign Trade 1,169,000 4.5% -6.0% (ver.di)
Motor vehicle trade (Bavaria, Thuringia) 90,500 4.0% (IG Metall)

* Source: WSI tariff archive; Note d. Red .: The table only shows the percentage wage claims and collective bargaining agreements. We have not listed special regulations such as one-off payments, profit sharing, wage increases by fixed sums (for all employees regardless of the respective income), vacation, etc. in order to keep the table clearer and comparable.