Implementation of the 2016 collective bargaining round and other harmonizations in 2017
In the course of the 2016 collective bargaining round, the second phase of salary increases was successfully implemented for the majority of Deutsche Telekom employees in Germany.
Starting in 2016, the salaries of roughly 60,000 employees covered by collective agreements at Deutsche Telekom AG and in the Germany operating segment were raised in two phases by a total of 4.7 percent for employees in the lower pay groups and 4.3 percent for employees in the higher pay groups. After the first increase in 2016, the second increase took place on April 1, 2017. The duration of the new collective wage agreements is 24 months and they are scheduled to end on January 31, 2018.
Salaries at T-Systems for some 20,000 employees under collective agreements will be raised in two phases by a total of 3 percent for employees in the lower pay groups and a total of 2.5 percent for employees in the higher pay groups. After the first increase in 2016, the second increase took place on April 1, 2017. The collective wage agreement has a term of 24 months and will expire on March 31, 2018.
The wages of apprentices and students in cooperative study programs will also be increased in two phases. After the first increase in 2016 by EUR 35.00, another increase of EUR 25.00 followed on April 1, 2017. Subsistence allowance for apprentices not living with their parents was increased by EUR 23 for all those eligible.
The standardization and harmonization of our German remuneration systems adopted in the 2016 collective bargaining round was further driven forward. The first successful collective bargaining took place in 2017; the results will be implemented on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Collective bargaining on additional harmonization topics will take place in 2018.