Starting from the 6th of February, postal workers across Germany held a two-day strike under the call of the German Service Industry Union. The purpose of the strike organized by the trade unions is to ask the relevant authorities to raise the wages of about 160,000 postal employees in the context of high inflation in Germany.
In addition to asking postal workers to stop delivering letters and packages, German service trade unions organized rallies and protests in Berlin, Rostock and Munich on the 6th. Thousands of postal workers participated in the rally held in Berlin that day.
Reporter Ruan Jiawen said, I am now in front of the German Service Industry Trade Union building in the Mitte district of Berlin. At the rally, union representatives called on all Deutsche Post employees to unite, speak out for their reasonable demands, and fight for their due interests. Trade union representatives also said that they will continue to act until their demands are met.
Union representative Roy Linton said that the union is demanding a 15% pay increase for postal employees. We are numerous and will continue to fight for this. Our actions will work. We do not accept inflation without a subsidy.
On the 7th, postal staff protest rallies will also be held in Dortmund, Hamburg, and other places in Germany. Deutsche Post conducted two rounds of labor negotiations in January of this year, both of which ended in failure. For this reason, the German Service Industry Union launched a large-scale postal and parcel service strike across Germany, resulting in delays in the delivery of about 20% of parcels and 9% of letters. The third round of labor negotiations will be held on February 8-9