03.12.2019

"Schools will be left behind by digitization."

The latest PISA study by the OECD does not give Germany's schools a good report. The head of the VDMA education department, Dr. Jörg Friedrich, calls for technical instruction to be included in the curriculum.

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25.11.2019

VDMA is against "collective bargaining by state order"

According to a recent VDMA member survey, only just under a third of German mechanical engineering companies still practise the industry-wide collective agreement. However, the VDMA is firmly opposed to attempts by the Grand Coalition to enforce collective bargaining through political pressure.

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15.11.2019

"Government acts inconsistently with energy policy."

The climate protection law passed today by the Grand Coalition must be comprehensively improved. More efficiency through the market instead of detailed political intervention must be the motto.

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22.10.2019

VDMA: Pension at 70 would defuse shortage of skilled workers

The Bundesbank has advocated an increase in the retirement age, which the VDMA also welcomes.

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"Schools will be left behind by digitization."
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VDMA: Pension at 70 would defuse shortage of skilled workers

28.11.2019

Collective bargaining must remain a matter for the social partners

The German mechanical and plant engineering industry is no exception: more and more companies are opting out of the collective bargaining agreement. According to a recent VDMA survey, only 29 percent of machine builders are still bound by a sectoral collective agreement. The Grand Coalition is trying to force collective bargaining through legal measures - to the detriment of non-tariff companies. The VDMA sees this as a violation of the freedom of association enshrined in the Basic Law.

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05.11.2019

More clarity for climate protection

German mechanical and plant engineering stands for innovative future technologies that offer great potential for growth and employment and can make a significant contribution to meeting national and international climate targets. Against this background, the entry into a new system has been successful, but some opportunities have been missed.

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More clarity for climate protection