14 March 2012 17:09 [Source: ICIS news]
However, Wiesbaden-based chemical employers trade group BAVC said that the outlook for
The group cited the latest forecast by chemical producers’ trade association VCI, which said this month that it expects no growth in the country’s chemical production this year.
“We are calling for realism in the 2012 collective bargaining round,” said BAVC general manager Wolfgang Goos.
Goos called for a deal that reflects the current economic weakness, uncertainties from the eurozone debt crisis, and the high volatility in markets.
The union's claim for 2012 compares with a 4.1% wage increase under the current 15-month deal from early 2011 and a wage freeze in 2010.
A first round of regional wage negotiations in
BAVC represents the interests of some 1,900 firms, employing 550,000 workers, in
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