Employers criticize push for four days a week

Dhe effects of the corona pandemic are forcing more and more employees in Germany to make concessions. The employees of Deutsche Lufthansa, organized in the flight attendant union Ufo, approved the savings package with a large majority. As Ufo announced at the weekend, 87.9 percent voted for the crisis collective agreement. However, Lufthansa has not […]

IG Metall suggests a four-day week

Dhe IG Metall brings together a four-day week to save jobs in the metal and electrical industry. “The four-day week would be the answer to structural change in sectors such as the automotive industry. This means that industrial jobs can be kept instead of being written off, ”said the first chairman of the union, Jörg […]

The metal and electrical industries lack demand

VW plant in Wolfsburg: A purchase premium could help boost the auto industry. But it is considered controversial. (Photo: dpa) Berlin In the metal and electrical industry, half of the roughly four million employees could soon be on short-time work. This already applies to around 1.6 million employees, whose working hours are reduced by almost […]

Europe rediscovers “Schengen” – morning briefing

Dear readers, imagine you were living in German-French border area, had moved freely in both countries over the years and happily followed the initiatives of a common region. And now all of a sudden you find plastic cuboids as reincarnation of something related to Schengen and the internal market seemed done: borders. So you would […]

IG-Metall-Chef: Extend unemployment benefit period

Berlin These are not easy times for the metal and electrical industry. Production was already five percent below the previous year’s level in 2019. The economic downturn as a result of international trade disputes and the Brexit uncertainty weighed on the key industry. In addition, there is the structural change, the automobile manufacturers and their […]

Government wants to tap more takeovers on security issues

Berlin The federal government is tightening controls on foreign investments in order to make it more difficult for strategically important areas to take over German companies. The Federal Cabinet initiated an amendment to the Foreign Trade Law on Wednesday. Investments from non-EU countries should be examined more comprehensively and with foresight. Economics Minister Peter Altmaier […]