10.09.2019

VDMA: Schools and universities threaten to be decoupled from social development

According to the OECD report "Education at a Glance 2019", public investment in education is no longer keeping pace with rising student numbers. The head of the VDMA education department, Dr. Jörg Friedrich, calls on the federal government to finally take countermeasures.

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30.08.2019

VDMA: Altmaier addresses exactly the right questions

On the subject of SME strategy, the words of the Minister for Economic Affairs must now be followed by assertiveness and action.

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26.08.2019

VDMA: "No state can be made with populist envy debates"

The SPD's proposal to reintroduce the wealth tax is met with rejection by the VDMA.

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20.08.2019

Constitutional court must review plans for the solidarity surcharge

There is no good reason why higher incomes and earnings should continue to be subject to the solidarity surcharge. The Federal Cabinet's plans demand a review by the Federal Constitutional Court.

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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