April 10, 2018 / 12:17 PM / 10 months ago

Deutsche Post workers vote in favor of accepting wage offer

FILE PHOTO: A Deutche Post sign stands in front of the Bonn Post Tower, the headquarters of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL, in Bonn, Germany March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Around 68 percent of Deutsche Post (DPWGn.DE) workers represented by German labor union Verdi voted in favor of accepting the mail and logistics company’s wage offer, the union said, ending a row over pay and working hours.

Deutsche Post had offered a wage increase of 3 percent from Oct. 1 for around 130,000 employees, followed by a 2.1 percent increase a year later.

The offer also includes a one-time payment of 250 euros ($309) this month and the option for employees to take more time off or get more money.

Union Verdi had said in February that the offer was below its expectations and asked its members to vote on it.

“We are pleased by the clear vote by Verdi’s members. But at the same time the outcome shows that not everyone is satisfied with it, and we respect that,” the union said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Christoph Steitz

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