Public employees are demanding more money and recognition

The Verdi union is demanding, among other things, an increase in incomes of 4.8 percent for employees of the city administration and public service providers. “We are worth it,” emphasized the strikers, and that could be read everywhere during the one-day Marburg warning strike.

Before the rally, according to Verdi, almost 100 strikers gathered for a short demonstration through the city center. The aim of the protest: more money, but also more recognition for professions that would have clearly shown their systemic relevance, especially in times of pandemic, emphasized Verdi union secretary Holger Simon. Applause is not enough; “Now it’s your turn,” emphasized the strikers.

by Ina Tannert

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