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Employees can expect that much Christmas bonus in 2021

2021-11-17T07:39:13.134Z

The special payments at the end of the year are firmly planned for many employees. Find out more about the chances of getting a Christmas bonus here - and how much money you can get in 2021.



The special payments at the end of the year are firmly planned for many employees.

Find out more about the chances of getting a Christmas bonus here - and how much money you can get in 2021.

Not everyone can

look forward

to a

Christmas bonus

.

According to a study by the trade union WSI collective bargaining archive *, only around half of the employees had a claim last year.

Meanwhile, collective bargaining

employees in Germany receive more Christmas bonuses and more than the other employees, as reported by the German Press Agency (dpa).

Without a collective agreement, the chances of fixed special payments would decrease accordingly.

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Who is entitled to a Christmas bonus?

The

Christmas bonus

comes with the wages in November.

What are the chances this year?

87.2 percent of all collective bargaining employees

this year would be

entitled to a corresponding

special payment at the end of the year

, as the Federal Statistical Office reported on November 1, according to dpa.

The payment averages 2,677 euros, which is an increase of 1.9 percent since the previous year.

And: In the west, the average Christmas bonus of 2,695 euros is around 5.5 percent higher than in the east, where 2,554 euros are paid, according to the dpa report.

In return, somewhat more collective bargaining employees (88 percent) would have a claim there than in the west (87 percent).

Christmas bonus amount "strongly dependent on the industry"

The

amount of the Christmas bonus

is "heavily dependent on the industry", as stated in the statement from the Federal Statistical Office, among other things.

It turns out to be very different in the individual sectors, into which several collective agreements could flow.

For example, “an above-average Christmas bonus” will be paid in 2021 in the “coking plant and mineral oil processing” area.

There “all employees with collective bargaining agreements receive a Christmas bonus”, an average of 5,651 euros would be paid here.

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Where is there an above-average amount of Christmas bonus?

The collectively agreed Christmas bonus in the area of ​​“manufacture of chemical products” is also “above average” at 5,369 euros and in the “energy supply” area at 5,171 euros.

"In both areas, with 98.8% and 98.0% respectively, almost all employees under collective bargaining agreements are entitled to a Christmas bonus," the announcement said.

The Christmas bonus is “close to the average” in the areas of “Manufacture of clothing” (2,676 euros) and “Manufacture of food and animal feed” (2,519 euros).

"In these areas, 100 percent or 82.4 percent of all collective bargaining employees receive a Christmas bonus."

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Christmas bonus 2021: who gets the least money?

According to the announcement, the lowest Christmas bonus will be paid to employees in the area of ​​“placement and leasing of workers”.

Here, “an average of EUR 301 would be paid;

99.0 percent of the collective bargaining employees are entitled to it. ”Also in the“ hospitality industry ”there is a“ below average Christmas bonus ”of 861 euros.

Here, 92.4 percent of the

collective bargaining employees are entitled to

a Christmas bonus. ”

(Ahu) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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