I am not sure how to deal with the recent change at my current workplace. All employees have been offered new contracts. Here in Germany, it is common for it-companys to have a weekly work time of about 40 hours. To make our company competitive against other employers, they decided to lower our working time from 42 hours to the more common 40 hours: at the same salary. Sounds like a good deal: you get the same money for working less time (so salary-per-hour is raised with the new contracts). But the people working part-time are excluded of this: they have been offered the same amount of hours for the same amount of time. So the salary-per-hour stays the same while every full-time-employee gets a raise.
As a part-timer I am really unsure, how to handle this situation. I expected either the weekly work-hours or the salary to be adjusted… I feel disadvantaged compared to the other employees working full-time.
Furthermore, there are other changes in the new contracts like an extra day of holiday and overtime will be cutted at a given amount. But in my eyes, these new rules are not deal-breaking. Some are nice, some are cumbersome. But all in all, it's a tie. But my attention lies on the salary, so at the given terms, I don't think, I will accept the new contract.
What are your ideas and opinions to approach my manager airing my displeasure?