08.11.2018

VDMA: Grand Coalition sins against future generations

Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA, has sharply criticised the pension package passed in the Bundestag with the votes of the CDU/CSU and SPD: "Basically, the money of our great-grandchildren is already being spent today".

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30.10.2018

VDMA: Government exacerbates shortage of skilled workers

The latest labour market figures of the Federal Employment Agency show a rampant shortage of skilled workers. According to Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA, the Federal Government is jointly responsible for this.

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12.10.2018

VDMA criticises green proposal for research funding

The Greens have tabled a bill in the German Bundestag on tax incentives for research, which, in the opinion of Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, would be of little use to medium-sized industrial companies.

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VDMA: Grand Coalition sins against future generations
VDMA: Government exacerbates shortage of skilled workers
VDMA criticises green proposal for research funding

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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Collective bargaining must remain a matter for the social ...
More clarity for climate protection