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FRANKFURT – According to Verdi, employees of the logistics group Fedex have gone on an indefinite strike at all sites in Hesse. The strike is the result of ballots at FedEx Express Corporation and FedEx Express Deutschland GmbH, the union announced in Frankfurt on Wednesday.

The strike concerns the airport sites of Frankfurt, Kelsterbach, Rodgau, Wiesbaden, Kassel and Dietzenbach. “Significant delays in the company’s freight traffic are to be expected,” says Verdi. International delivery is also affected.

The reason for the strike is the failure of negotiations with FedEx to protect Hesse’s approximately 1,000 employees. The main issues in dispute were the 13th monthly salary, time and night bonuses and the rules relating to future salary increases.

“We want to ensure very good collectively agreed working conditions at FedEx Express for Hesse employees and prevent the collective bargaining level from being lowered,” said union secretary Nicole Lämmerhirt. FedEx Express Germany had terminated the collective agreement with Verdi and had joined the employers’ association VdV.

The group announced that FedEx Express had submitted a “very good and fair offer” for the transfer and preservation of grandfathering. The negotiations would be conducted in parallel with the negotiations of the regional collective agreement of the Transport Industry Association (VdV).

FedEx Express asked Verdi to moderate: “Excessive demands and ongoing industrial action jeopardize the company.” The company will make every effort to “minimize strike-related service interruptions”.

© dpa-AFX | Fig. : Fedex | 22/06/2022 14:13

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