Tarif-Plus: What’s in it for YOUR industry | money

Fat wage plus for the steel workers: After weeks of wrangling, IG Metall has agreed with the employers on a wage premium of 6.5 percent, plus a one-off payment of 500 euros. ING chief economist Carsten Brzeski believes that this will rub off on other industries: “In the coming months we will see further deals […]

IG Metall rejects inflation compensation through higher wages

Energy and food prices have skyrocketed since the start of the Ukraine war and the government’s insane economic sanctions. The constant short-time work has already led to severe financial losses. Many workers are faced with the question of how they will be able to pay for fuel, rent, heating, loans and the livelihood of their […]

IG Metall boss Jörg Hofmann doesn’t believe in the oil and gas embargo

IG Metall boss Jörg Hofmann “It’s clear that we have to diversify our energy imports more, but that won’t happen overnight.” (Photo: imago / photothek) Berlin In the opinion of IG Metall boss Jörg Hofmann, Germany cannot cope with an import ban on Russian gas and oil. “An immediate embargo for gas, hard coal and […]

Chile: new government in office

On Friday (March 11), Gabriel Boric took office as President in a ceremony in Congress. The 36-year-old candidate from the left-wing party alliance Apruebo Dignidad clearly prevailed over the far-right candidate José Antonio Kast in the run-off election on December 19 last year. Boric received the most votes for a Chilean president in the […]

“Our goal was for the children to achieve something great!”

BOn some questions, Hakan Civelek seeks refuge in irony. If, for example, someone wants to know again whether they think more Turkish or German. Until eleven o’clock in German, he then says, the rest of the day in Turkish. He made it that way because people often ask him about his inner turmoil. Civelek, an […]

More money for 51,000 carpenters

More money for employees in the carpentry trade in north-west Germany (Bremen, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein): After the collective bargaining agreement, wages and salaries will rise by 2.5 percent on April 1, 2022. Employees will also benefit from a one-off payment of 300 euros, payable by February 28, 2022 at the latest. […]