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Germany: Teachers rally with public sector workers to demand pay rise01:08

Germany: Teachers rally with public sector workers to demand pay rise

Germany, Berlin
March 11, 2015 at 12:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than five thousand teachers, pre-school workers, firemen and police officers marched through Berlin on Wednesday to demand that their wages be increased.

The protest took place on a day of joint strike action organised by the Education Union (GEW), the Unified Services Union (Ver.di), the Police Trade Union (GdP) and the Construction, Agriculture and Environment Union (IG BAU).

The unions are demanding a wage increase of 5.5% for teachers in Berlin and a raise of €175 ($185) per month for all public employees. Also, salaried teachers are protesting over concerns with the tariff classification that balances the net salary differences among teachers.

Thousands of workers gathered in the morning at Dorothea-Schlegel-Platz and marched to Alexanderplatz, where the main rally took place.

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More than five thousand teachers, pre-school workers, firemen and police officers marched through Berlin on Wednesday to demand that their wages be increased.

The protest took place on a day of joint strike action organised by the Education Union (GEW), the Unified Services Union (Ver.di), the Police Trade Union (GdP) and the Construction, Agriculture and Environment Union (IG BAU).

The unions are demanding a wage increase of 5.5% for teachers in Berlin and a raise of €175 ($185) per month for all public employees. Also, salaried teachers are protesting over concerns with the tariff classification that balances the net salary differences among teachers.

Thousands of workers gathered in the morning at Dorothea-Schlegel-Platz and marched to Alexanderplatz, where the main rally took place.

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