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▷ Public service: dbb warns employers

28.10.2021 – 13:07

dbb Beamtenbund and tariff union

Berlin (ots)

The employers in the public service of the federal states want to enforce worsening of the classification. “Not with us!”, The dbb made clear in a nationwide campaign.

As part of a nationwide campaign, more than a thousand public service workers in the federal states have urgently warned the collective bargaining association of German federal states against turning the current income round into a negative round. In the state capitals between Kiel and Munich, percent runners took to the streets on October 28, 2021 and protested against the employers’ plans to implement changes in parameters in the so-called work process to significantly worsen existing classification regulations.

“Although the TdL has still not submitted an offer, it is demanding that the unions give their consent to massive deterioration in the classification. In the face of increasingly obvious problems of recruiting skilled workers for the public service, this is completely insane Plan “, criticized dbb boss Ulrich Silberbach in Berlin in front of the federal office of the TdL. “This shows that employers do not want to use the income round to improve the attractiveness of the public service. Those who only present threats instead of offers are not concerned with appreciation and recognition of performance, but only with saving on staff,” said Silberbach, who leads the negotiations for the dbb. Synnöve Nüchter, Deputy Chairwoman of the dbb berlin, recalled: “After two years of crisis management with an unforeseeable outcome, we expect real recognition for the work of the employees in the state service. Now it is up to the employers to noticeably implement appreciation by increasing their incomes – significantly. “

In front of the state finance ministry in Hanover, dbb described the tariff chief Volker GeyerHow the TdL tried in recent years to put the unions under pressure: “The TdL has simply stopped negotiating. We did not pursue any urgently needed tariff maintenance, the pay schedule for teachers was not further developed and every attempt by the trade union side to use the The collective bargaining policy to alleviate the personnel problems of the public service was rejected. ” Reinhold Hilbers is Minister of Finance in Hanover. As the TdL boss, he is largely responsible for the employer’s blockade, according to Geyer. Alexander Zimbehl, Chairman of the Lower Saxony Civil Service Association, warned: “We are experiencing a significant increase in tasks in our daily work in all areas. In addition, significantly expanded online access to public services is to be offered in the next few years. This will be countered without additional personnel expenses simply not be possible. The citizens of the country have the right to reliable and high-quality public services. However, this standard can often no longer be maintained today. People are increasingly feeling the stresses under which their colleagues have to work, the processing For example, income tax returns or building applications are delayed. A society cannot accept that. “

The event with the most participants took place in Hamburg in front of the door of TdL Vice Andreas Dressel, Finance Senator of the Hanseatic City. In front of around 1,000 demonstrators, dbb threw vice Friedhelm Schäfer the TdL, “like throwing smoke candles to distract from the actual tasks. Because of course a decent increase in income also costs decent money. And of course it will be even more if the federal states implement the simultaneous and system-compatible transfer of the collective bargaining agreement to the civil servants’ area. But often enough they do not do that, but are not too bad to refill their coffers with the officials. It must be clear to everyone that high-quality services, the teachers, the police, the administration, the colleagues in the tax offices, the employees in the university clinics and all other employees in the state service also cost money. ” Hamburg’s dbb chairman Rudolf Klüver criticized the ignorance on the part of employers: “The fact that the inflation rate is currently over four percent is not an issue for the TdL at all – as is the fact that the public service urgently needs new skilled workers in the next few years due to the demographic development and the eternal ones Refusal is from the day before yesterday, “annoyed Klüver. Liv Grolik, Deputy Chairwoman of dbb jugend, took up this and emphasized: “The retro attitude on the part of employers does not get us a step further. This attitude does not go down well with young people – they simply go to work elsewhere, where they get better conditions offers and appreciation lives. “

“The public service is not free of charge,” affirmed Schleswig-Holstein’s dbb boss Kai Tellkamp at the percentage run in the Kieler Civil service career. “The colleagues are tired of being used again and again over the years and decades as a maneuvering mass to clean up the household. Idea recognition and applause from the balcony are all well and good, but you can neither pay the bill in the supermarket nor at the petrol station with it.”

In neighboring Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, dbb supported the Landeschef Dietmar Knecht and Karoline Herrmann, Chairwoman of the dbb youth and member of the dbb federal management, the protests in Schwerin. “According to the will of the coalition, the new state government stands for a strong and future-proof administration, which it can prove with a clear signal of appreciation now in this income round. Anything else would be an indictment of poverty right at the beginning of a new legislative period,” said Knecht. Herrmann added: “The public service has to attract massive numbers of young people to the civil service. That only works with attractive conditions and a culture of fairness and recognition.”

In Potsdam fired dbb state chairman Ralf Roggenbuck the percentage runner and warned of the consequences of the increasing staff shortage in the public service: “The public service ensures participation and participation, especially in rural areas if it is there, it has serious consequences for social cohesion and the acceptance of political decisions. “

Wolfgang Ladebeck, dbb boss in Saxony-Anhalt, accompanied the percentage run in Magdeburg. “In recent difficult times in particular, public service workers have shown that they can be relied on. Despite many adversities, they have done a great job and largely enabled government action, even in times of pandemic. Without them, we would not have come through the pandemic so well Just against this background are

5 percent more income is absolutely appropriate and would also make a contribution to an attractive public service. “

In Dresden stressed Nannette Seidler, Chairwoman of the SBB Beamtenbund and Tarifunion Sachsen, “that we will only be able to cope with the great future tasks that will come our way in terms of digitization, climate change, internal security and social security with a functioning public service. That, in turn, is only possible with motivated and good Qualified employees who are properly paid and treated, that must be clear to everyone involved. “

Frank Schönborn, Chairman of the tbb beamtenbund and tarifunion Thuringia, let the anger about the employers in Erfurt Free run: “The TdL wants the confrontation! It blocks from the beginning, makes impossible demands and wants to save money on all colleagues in the public service! But we will not accept that the employees pay for the linear increase themselves in the end.” , made the marathon runner unmistakably clear when the symbolic tariff wall was breached.

In Düsseldorf explained the chairman of the DBB NRW Beamtenbund and collective bargaining union Roland Staude Before the state parliament: “Anyone who thinks that increases in the attractiveness of the public service could be made cost-neutral are completely wrong. That is simply impossible. The catastrophic vacancy situation in the North Rhine-Westphalian state service alone shows that the state is still inadequate as an employer against the competition of the private sector in the fight for the best minds. “

dbb state chairwoman Lilli Lenz emphasized at the percent run in Mainz With reference to the high level of commitment of the state employees in pandemic and disaster management, “that our colleagues have earned an appropriate wage increase and salary adjustment. At the same time, recruiting and securing skilled workers in the public service only receive the absolutely necessary tailwind if they are paid fairly. “

The Saarland dbb boss demanded more than “lip service” Ewald Linn in Saarbrücken in the presence of Finance Minister Peter Strobel. “In the past eleven years, the employees had to forego a lot because of the implementation of the debt brake. They now need a clear signal of appreciation, which is also noticeable in the wallet, and an employer side that does not block, but recognizes the importance of well-qualified people and are committed public service workers. “

The public employers must finally understand that the staff is not the most expensive, but the most valuable resource of any company, underlined Kai Rosenberger, Chairman of the BBW Beamtenbund and collective bargaining union on the Stuttgart Palace Square. “A good administration has its price, but above all its value, and our colleagues clearly demonstrate their value for the state and society, especially in these Corona times,” said the head of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

At the Munich Protest run referred Rainer Nightingale, Chairman of the Bavarian Civil Service Association, on the fundamental role of the public service: “We want an efficient and competent public service that supports our state as the foundation. Then we must also create employment conditions that make it attractive for workers,” said the BBB chairman . “We need public service wages that make us competitive,” demanded Nachtigall. The current inflation gives additional weight to the demands of the unions, he further emphasized.

In Hesse there was no percentage run – there the unions and the state had already agreed on a compromise on October 15, 2021, which ensures the future viability of the public service and can be seen as an appreciation for the Hessian state employees. Hessen is not a member of the TdL, so the income and employment conditions of the state employees there are negotiated separately.


The public service unions are demanding, among other things, an increase in the table wages of employees by 5 percent, at least by 150 euros per month (in the health sector at least 300 euros) and an increase in trainee / student / intern wages for employees in the federal states 100 euros. About 3.5 million employees are affected by the negotiations: directly approx. 1.1 million employees of the federal states (except Hesse), indirectly approx. 1.4 million civil servants of the respective states and municipalities as well as around one million pension recipients. The second and third round of negotiations will take place on 1/2. November 2021 and on 27./28. November 2021 in Potsdam.

Press contact:

dbb – civil service association and tariff union
Dr. Frank Zitka
Phone: 030.4081-5510
Fax: 030.4081-5599
Email: [email protected]

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