12.06.2019

"Engineering companies don't need tutoring to train their employees."

The VDMA critically evaluates the National Continuing Education Strategy of the Federal Government.

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08.05.2019

Quick advice on skilled labor immigration law needed

VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker welcomes the fact that parliamentary deliberations on the immigration law of skilled empolyees have finally begun.

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01.05.2019

"Political interference in tariff autonomy weakens trade unions as well"

Neither tax concessions nor statutory tariff opening clauses are the right measures to enforce collective tariff agreements. "Politics should better stay out of the collective tariff business altogether," demands VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann.

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10.04.2019

VDMA demands better equipment for vocational schools

The German mechanical and plant engineering industry can draw a proud balance for its companies on the occasion of the vocational training report adopted by the Federal Government on Wednesday: The number of trainees in the German mechanical and plant engineering sector rose again in 2018.

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"Engineering companies don't need tutoring to tr...
Quick advice on skilled labor immigration law needed
"Political interference in tariff autonomy weakens tr...
VDMA demands better equipment for vocational schools

29.04.2019

Unleashing Europe's power

As an export-oriented industry, the mechanical and plant engineering sector has benefited more than almost any other from the economic and political unification of Europe. Cooperation across European borders is a daily reality in mechanical engineering. That is why the European mechanical engineering industry and its three million employees build on a strong European Union. A single and strong EU is Europe's only chance to assert itself in a globalised world!

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28.02.2019

No longer discriminate against temporary work!

Especially cyclical industries such as the German mechanical and plant engineering industry are dependent on temporary employment in order to compensate for economic fluctuations. Although temporary employment is already regulated by law and collective bargaining law like hardly any other sector, politicians and trade unions repeatedly call for further regulations - up to and including a complete ban. It is a springboard in work, especially for the low-skilled and the long-term unemployed.

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Unleashing Europe's power
No longer discriminate against temporary work!