31 August 2010 17:49 [Source: ICIS news]
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The 17-month collective agreement covered 39 mostly medium-sized plastics producers, they said.
HessenChemie said the deal, which was reached in the first round of negotiations, was a “tolerable compromise” that would not jeopardise the industry’s recovery from last year’s deep crisis.
Employers and the union also committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships by 3% per year from 2011 through 2013, they said.
In April, chemical employers and IG BCE agreed an 11-month deal under which chemical industry wages remained frozen while workers received a one-time payment of up to €715.
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