In the course of the 2018 collective bargaining round, the incomes of employees covered by collective agreements at Deutsche Telekom in German were increased.
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 was continued in 2018.
Apart from a sharp increase in salary, we also intend, where possible, to introduce the new “additional days off” part-time model at companies covered by a collective bargaining agreement in the Group in Germany. Under the new part-time model, employees have the option to reduce their contractual weekly working hours, but to continue to work full-time and take the hours they have earned as block leave over the course of the year.
Harmonization of remuneration systems
In the course of the 2016 collective bargaining round, we and the union identified that there was a need to harmonize the remuneration systems within the Group in Germany and subsequently conducted negotiations on that issue. Salaries will be harmonized at all companies in Germany covered by a collective bargaining agreement, with the exception of T-Systems. The following step-by-step adjustments were agreed:
Changes with effect from January 1, 2018:
Changes with effect from January 1, 2019: