The Verdi trade union and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG were able to reach a collective bargaining agreement on Friday evening after three rounds of negotiations. This includes, among other things, that the employees will receive a corona bonus of 2022 euros in March 700.
Furthermore, wages will be increased by seven percent over a period of 24 months. The previously separate wage and remuneration groups are to be merged next year. For the 24-hour emergency service of the factory fire brigades in Dresden and Leipzig/Halle, there will in future be an option model consisting of a shift work allowance and an additional time allowance. Furthermore, employees in the three-shift system receive a large shift bonus.
“The negotiations turned out to be particularly challenging this time because we had to take various developments into account. These include the effects of the corona pandemic, a strong development of the freight business in Leipzig/Halle and also the uncertainty caused by the current situation in Ukraine," says Dieter Köhler, negotiator at MDF AG. "It will require every effort to present the collective bargaining agreement economically. However, we are showing that we appreciate the commitment of our employees, which makes our success possible in the first place.” Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG owns the airports in Leipzig/Halle and Dresden.