Collective Bargaining Report Germany 2012
The 2012 bargaining round led to generally positive outcomes on pay. Following the progress made in 2011, trade unions were once again successful in achieving higher pay settlements. Given the modest rise in consumer prices, this led to a rise in real agreed earnings of 0.7 per cent. There was also progress on a number of qualitative issues. The pay gap between temporary agency workers and permanent staff was narrowed in some sectors, and the terms on which trainees were taken on following completion of their apprenticeships were also improved.
Collective Bargaining Report 2012 (pdf)