German union Ver.di are considering a revised offer from the company in the ongoing dispute with Deutsche Telekom.
The company plans a one-time payment for each worker in 2011 that may be more than 1,000 euros ($1,350), if financial and customer-service goals are met in 2010, Thomas Sattelberger, the board member in charge of personnel, told a press briefing in Bonn today. The total cost would be in the range of "two-digit'' million euros, he said.
Industrial action has brought some 15,000 employees on to the street in recent weeks, as the company looks to shift some 50,000 staff into new business units, drastically worsening terms and conditions in the process.
The new offer comes as Deutsche Telekom look to conclude agreement on the proposals in advance of their proposed date for the staff tansfers, July 1.