Employees in Germany see biggest drop in wages in more than a decade

Employees in Germany see biggest drop in wages in more than a decade

The average German worker experienced a one percent drop in real earnings in the pandemic year of 2020, the most significant drop since records began in 2007.

Everything that changes in April 2019 in Germany
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Everything that changes in April 2019 in Germany

Wage rage? Average wages still considerably lower in the former East

Wage rage? Average wages still considerably lower in the former East

German wage growth outpacing rest of eurozone, study shows

German wage growth outpacing rest of eurozone, study shows

‘Best deal in years’: 2.3 million public workers get big pay rise after weeks of strikes

‘Best deal in years’: 2.3 million public workers get big pay rise after weeks of strikes

Wage inequality in Germany now at same level as a century ago: study

Wage inequality in Germany now at same level as a century ago: study

German wages rise strongly for third year in row

German wages rise strongly for third year in row

This is how unequal German society has become

This is how unequal German society has become

German middle class ‘shrinking as rapidly as USA’s’

German middle class ‘shrinking as rapidly as USA’s’

Almost half of Germans want legal maximum wage

Almost half of Germans want legal maximum wage

German women fear family’s impact on career

German women fear family’s impact on career

Postal union launches strike: no end date set

Postal union launches strike: no end date set

Minister draws fire over wage transparency plan

Minister draws fire over wage transparency plan

Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table

Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table

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Railway union threatens strike over €2

Wages rise at fastest rate for 15 years

Wages rise at fastest rate for 15 years

German hourly labour costs outstrip EU rivals

German hourly labour costs outstrip EU rivals

MPs agree own €800 monthly pay-rise

MPs agree own €800 monthly pay-rise

Workers’ wages drop for first time in four years

Workers’ wages drop for first time in four years

Poverty rises despite more people in work

Poverty rises despite more people in work

French: Low German wages are unfair on us

French: Low German wages are unfair on us

Fairer wage spells higher haircut bills

Fairer wage spells higher haircut bills

One in four Germans work in low-wage sector

One in four Germans work in low-wage sector

Pay deal for metal workers averts strike

Pay deal for metal workers averts strike

Insider predicts shoe prices to take hike

Insider predicts shoe prices to take hike

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

50,000 metalworkers strike for more pay

50,000 metalworkers strike for more pay

EU jobs chief: wages should rise in Germany

EU jobs chief: wages should rise in Germany

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike

Bundesbank: German wage hike will hurt euro

Bundesbank: German wage hike will hurt euro

Top German CEOs earn below European average

Top German CEOs earn below European average

Metalworkers’ union pushes for pay rise

Metalworkers’ union pushes for pay rise

More Germans working second jobs

More Germans working second jobs

Commerzbank boss sees wages soar despite debts

Commerzbank boss sees wages soar despite debts

More are working for low wages

More are working for low wages

Merkel gives self and ministers pay rise

Merkel gives self and ministers pay rise

Fat cats advise each other to lay off the cream

Fat cats advise each other to lay off the cream

One in four earns less than €9.15 an hour

One in four earns less than €9.15 an hour

Wave of public service strikes begins

Wave of public service strikes begins

Strike paralyses Berlin’s public transport

Strike paralyses Berlin’s public transport

IG Metall forges industrial wage deal

IG Metall forges industrial wage deal

Businesses fret over delayed electronic income tax system

Businesses fret over delayed electronic income tax system

Merkel to push for minimum wage

Merkel to push for minimum wage

DAX boards took major pay increases last year

DAX boards took major pay increases last year

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Germany fails to close gender wage gap

Germany fails to close gender wage gap

Public sector wage dispute ends

Public sector wage dispute ends

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Union warns of new train drivers’ strike

Union warns of new train drivers’ strike

German salaries rose in 2010

German salaries rose in 2010

Most expect inflation to wipe out any income increase

Most expect inflation to wipe out any income increase

Germany tops world for shrinking wages

Germany tops world for shrinking wages

Minister floats minimum wage for temp workers

Minister floats minimum wage for temp workers

Bosch thanks workers with an early pay rise

Bosch thanks workers with an early pay rise

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays

Brüderle backs big pay rises as economy booms

Brüderle backs big pay rises as economy booms

Metal workers to strike

Metal workers to strike

Pay lagging behind economic growth as unions demands ignored

Pay lagging behind economic growth as unions demands ignored

France weighs into German wage debate

France weighs into German wage debate

IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

Women believe men deserve higher pay, study finds

Women believe men deserve higher pay, study finds

Lufthansa ends lengthy pilot labour dispute

Lufthansa ends lengthy pilot labour dispute

Anxious middle class shrinks as gulf between rich and poor grows

Anxious middle class shrinks as gulf between rich and poor grows

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble

Merkel gets pay rise of €4,000 a year

Merkel gets pay rise of €4,000 a year

Hamburg tops table of highest income-earners

Hamburg tops table of highest income-earners

Lufthansa pilots call off planned strike

Lufthansa pilots call off planned strike

Municipal clinic doctors walk off the job

Municipal clinic doctors walk off the job

Schäuble: Berlin flattered by French criticism

Schäuble: Berlin flattered by French criticism

Deutsche’s Ackermann pockets €10 mln for 2009

Deutsche’s Ackermann pockets €10 mln for 2009

France attacks hefty German trade surplus

France attacks hefty German trade surplus

Cities ask for help paying for new public workers’ wage hike

Cities ask for help paying for new public workers’ wage hike

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Verdi defends wage demands after talks fail

Verdi defends wage demands after talks fail

Munich and Nuremberg airport workers strike

Munich and Nuremberg airport workers strike

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos

Court rules excessive toilet time no grounds for docked pay

Court rules excessive toilet time no grounds for docked pay

Public workers threaten strikes as wage negotiations begin

Public workers threaten strikes as wage negotiations begin

Many jobs paying less than in 1990

Many jobs paying less than in 1990

Berlin supports G20 limits on banker bonuses

Berlin supports G20 limits on banker bonuses

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

19,000 German daycare workers go on strike

19,000 German daycare workers go on strike

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Lufthansa cabin crew back wage row strike

Lufthansa cabin crew back wage row strike

Union calls for strikes as state wage talks fail

Union calls for strikes as state wage talks fail

Union warns of strikes in public sector

Union warns of strikes in public sector

IG Metall demands eight percent pay increase

IG Metall demands eight percent pay increase

IG Metall calls for wage hike for employees

IG Metall calls for wage hike for employees

German CEO pay rose with profits last year

German CEO pay rose with profits last year

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Germans back limits for CEO salaries

German low-wage job sector expanding

German low-wage job sector expanding

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More Germans need second job to survive

Bundesbank warns inflation could jump

Bundesbank warns inflation could jump

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Postal service in Baden-Württemberg hit by strikes

Germany threatened by massive strike

Germany threatened by massive strike

Everything that changes in May 2020 in Germany

Everything that changes in May 2020 in Germany

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

German wage rises lowest in Europe

German wage rises lowest in Europe

Berlin to keep labour market shut to eastern Europeans

Berlin to keep labour market shut to eastern Europeans