Berlin – The Berlin hospital group Vivantes proposes a round table in the dispute with the nursing staff organized by the Verdi union. Shortly before the hearing at the Berlin regional labor court on Tuesday morning, the management of the state-owned company published this proposal. The legal dispute is about whether Vivantes is allowed to negotiate with Verdi over a collective agreement relief and collectively stipulated wage adjustments in the subsidiaries to the permanent workforce. Management withdrew to this position from the start.
The company would also like to invite “neutral third parties” to the round table in order to “look for portable solutions to relieve the nursing staff”. Dorothea Schmidt, Vivantes Personnel Management Manager, is quoted in a press release from Tuesday morning with the words: “We share the view that we urgently need more nursing staff at the bedside. In order to achieve this common goal, Vivantes strives to develop suitable solutions for good care at Vivantes in an orderly process and together with neutral third parties. “
On Monday, Vivantes had a three-day strike by workers prohibited by a temporary injunction. Representatives of the SPD, the Greens and the Left then promised the care workers their support. This Tuesday, the subject is to be discussed in the Senate meeting.