14.12.2017 – The CEO of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH Stefan Krispin, the Managing Director of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH Dr. Peter Raue and the consultant from the tariff department at the GDL (German Train Drivers’ Union) Lars Jedinat, have officially signed the agreement to transfer the four collective agreements of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland to Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg with retroactive affect from 01.07.2017.
This concerns the industry-wide collective agreement for train personnel (KoRa-ZugTV) valid until the end of 2018, the house tariff agreement which will be valid until the end of 2020, and the collective agreements for the operator changes I (train driver) and II (dispatchers and attendants). The operational jurisdiction of the agreements will be Baden-Württemberg, where Go-Ahead will be operating both the Murrbahn and the Rems-Fils and Franken-Enz lines in the Stuttgart rail network as of 2019.
The GDL industry-wide collective agreement, known as KoRa-ZugTV, regulates the most important qualification and working requirements such as the legal working week, break regulations, holidays and bonuses, as well as measures in the event of an employee’s incapacity to work. The high minimum standards for train staff in the German railway market to which Go-Ahead has committed itself will therefore once again be secured.
This is also reflected in the house tariff agreement, which provides occupation-specific regulations in particular, such as breaks and down-time regulations, shift symmetry, set working hours and an occupational pension scheme.
The operator change agreement ensures an organised transition to a new operator, thus ending fears about job security. This agreement means that DB-Regio employees can smoothly transfer to Go-Ahead.
Go-Ahead: an attractive employer
Market-conform remuneration with an annual growth rate of 2.2 per cent for the duration of the KoRa-ZugTV, the introduction of a 38-hour week in 2018, and the employer-financed occupational pension scheme at 2 per cent of the individual monthly salary are all notable features of the collective agreement between Go-Ahead and GDL. Go-Ahead thereby emphasises its position as an attractive employer.
“We are very much looking forward to the cooperation and a good working relationship with GDL,” says Dr. Peter Raue, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg. “We are proud to offer our employees a good occupational pension in addition to permanent contracts and a market-conform salary. By signing the agreements, we are also pleased to have sent a positive signal to the market that we are indeed an interesting employer for train drivers, train personnel and other employees.”
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