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2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Dialog and cooperation with employee representatives

We negotiated and adopted over 90 agreements in 2020 through constructive dialog with our works councils.

The organizational measures “PVG 2020” and DT@ITMotion, and the continuation of “T-Systems Transformation” were key transformation projects we conducted in 2020 in close coordination with the works councils.

In addition, 75 collective agreements were concluded with the union ver.di during the reporting year. With the conclusion of the collective bargaining rounds, we gave employees employees covered by collective agreements security in the coronavirus crisis and sent a clear positive signal in economic terms. As part of harmonizing remuneration systems at the Group, we also agreed collective bargaining provisions for a global, uniform job architecture.

Responsible collective bargaining plays an important role and has a long tradition at our company. The percentage of employees covered by collective agreements is published in the non-financial statement in our annual report.

Constructive dialog
As the underlying laws and contracts vary from country to country, codetermination matters are managed locally with trade unions and employees’ representatives. Group management is involved in all major issues as a matter of principle. Information is available in the 2020 annual report.