Dthe bank ING Deutschland, which grew up under the name Diba, likes to present itself as a good interest payer for savings customers and a good employer for its 4,700 employees. The subsidiary of the Dutch ING Group has now announced that all full-time employees will receive a tax-free one-off payment of EUR 1,500 on top of their December salary.
At the end of September, the federal government opened the way for companies in Germany to receive tax-free special payments of up to 3,000 euros so that employers could relieve their employees of the high energy and consumer prices. ING Germany is now one of the first banks to make use of it.
Part-time ING employees must also receive at least 1,000 euros tax-free. The bank will transfer a subsidy of 1,000 euros to pupils and dual students, it is said. A separate collective agreement was concluded with the trade unions for this purpose. “The ING was the first institute that agreed with us on an energy payment,” says Jan Duscheck, head of the federal specialist group for banking at the Verdi trade union. The decision has a signaling effect for the entire industry.
Verdi representative Duscheck expects that the union will also agree with other institutes on the payment of an energy fee. In the Commerzbank subsidiary ComTS, in which 1,600 employees without a collective agreement, often with compensation close to the minimum wage, carry out administrative tasks such as mail processing, digitizing documents and processing loan support, Verdi has already called for strikes to meet the demands. for energy money of 1,500 euros to emphasize this year and next year.