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Employees of the Workers’ Welfare Association: Strikes announced in schools and kindergartens

Employees of the Workers’ Welfare Association : Strikes announced in schools and kindergartens

The Verdi trade union has called for workers from the Workers’ Welfare Association (Awo) in NRW to strike this Tuesday. The strike will mainly affect Awo day-care centres and all-day schools.

For the second round of negotiations for the 65,000 employees of the Workers’ Welfare Association (Awo) in NRW, the Verdi trade union has called workers out on a state-wide warning strike on Tuesday. Parents whose children are cared for in an Awo day-care centre or all-day school are likely to be particularly affected. “Complete closures are to be expected,” said Verdi.

Senior citizens’ homes, welfare centres, counselling centres and home care services will also be part of the strike. The union is demanding a ten per cent wage increase. The Awo was set up 100 years ago to fight for solidarity and diversity.

The union also said there will be disruptions to Bonn/Rhine-Sieg district Awo facilities. People requiring care would still be looked after, however. The strikers are meeting on Tuesday at 8am at the DGB House, Hans-Böckler-Platz 1 in Cologne and are going by bus at 9am to the rally in front of the DGB House in Düsseldorf.

(Original text: general-anzeiger-bonn.de. Translation: kc)