The parties to the collective agreement BDSW and ver.di were able to reach an agreement yesterday on a new collective agreement for the approximately 5,000 private security staff in Thuringia. The agreed collective agreement provides for increases of up to 17.34 per cent over a period of two years. “I am delighted that, thanks to constructive negotiations, we will be able to grant the increases to employees as early as February,” said Wolfgang Kestner, Chairman of the Thuringian regional group.
For those working in property protection and separate security services, for example, the increase means a gradual rise in basic hourly wages to an initial 13.90 euros from 1 February 2024 and 14.60 euros from 1 January 2025.
“In addition to the basic hourly wages, we were also able to agree on an increase in the night bonus to 10 per cent in 2024 and the Sunday bonus to 25 per cent in 2025. In addition, a new allowance of €0.50 per hour was agreed for employees in armed property protection,” says Kestner. Improvements were also achieved in the areas of overtime and holidays, and the training allowance for all three years of training was increased significantly. “With this viable collective agreement, we have created long-term planning security for our customers in particular,” said regional group chairman Wolfgang Kestner.
The collective agreement has a term of 24 months – from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025. The parties to the collective agreement have agreed a seven-day cancellation period.