The employers’ association of private care providers, Arbeitgeberverband Pflege, was established in 2009 by eight companies involved in health care services and by Bundesverband privater Anbieter sozialer Dienste (bpa), an association of providers of private social services. Bpa’s membership is a so-called ‘open membership’, implying that bpa’s members do not have to apply collective agreements settled by the Arbeitgeberverband Pflege. Members of Arbeitgeberverband Pflege (including bpa members) employ a total of 184,000 persons (website). The association is a BDA member. Several organisations exist that represent employers in regard to health policy issues and training issues, but these organizations are not involved in collective bargaining. Overall, organisations compete in terms of membership and political influence. When researchers move to another university or research institution, they do not go back to the start in terms of their level of experience. The relevant professional experience and therefore also the time already spent at the respective level are recognised. However, this must be requested. If the new employer is particularly interested in hiring a specific researcher, they may even be able to negotiate a higher pay band or even move to a higher experience level earlier than scheduled. Nevertheless, researchers may experience a loss of wages when switching between different collective agreements and levels of experience. It is therefore important to check how this change will affect your salary before switching to another public employer.
Die Gewerkschaften ver.di und dbb beamtenbund und tarifunion haben in den Sitzungen ihrer Bundestarifkommissionen am 18. Juni 2020 beschlossen, die Entgelttabellen zum Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD) sowie weiterer verbundener Tarifverträge zu kündigen. Die Tarifrunde startet daher am 1. September 2020. An important new development was the establishment of Arbeitgeberverband Pflege in 2009, which aimed at concluding a sectoral agreement with DHV/medsonet, something which had been rejected by other organisations. Also, some employer organisations approve and others reject the setting of a minimum wage covering health care workers. Im Bereich der Rehabilitation stehen öffentliche Einrichtungen an zweiter Stelle mit 17.000 Beschäftigten, das sind 20 Prozent der Beschäftigten in dem Bereich. Öffentliche Reha-Einrichtungen gehören meist den Rentenversicherungsträgern. Weniger Gewicht haben laut ver.di öffentliche Einrichtungen im Bereich der stationären und ambulanten Altenpflege.
Hier sind weniger als acht Prozent der Einrichtungen in öffentlicher Hand. Researchers usually enter into an employment contract with a university or research institution. This large group includes doctoral students and postdocs, but also junior research group leaders. The salary of researchers is established in a collective agreement negotiated between the public sector employer and the unions.