01.10.2019

Strategy for SMEs: right direction - concrete measures must follow

With his strategy for small and medium-sized enterprises presented today, Peter Altmaier has given small and medium-sized enterprises the importance they deserve. The goverment must now transform this plan into concrete measures.

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24.09.2019

VDMA President calls for revision of climate package

VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker criticises the climate package announced by the Grand Coalition: CO2 prices are set too low.

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24.09.2019

VDMA: "Vocational schools are a weak point in vocational education"

To ensure that vocational training remains a success story, the head of the VDMA training department, Dr. Jörg Friedrich, calls for strong investment in vocational schools.

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19.09.2019

VDMA: "Heil pursues blatant clientele policy"

The plans of Federal Labour Minister Hubertus Heil to subsidise trade union dues are "absurd" from the point of view of VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers.

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VDMA President calls for revision of climate package
VDMA: "Vocational schools are a weak point in vocatio...
VDMA: "Heil pursues blatant clientele policy"

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