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Source: DGB – Federal Board11. November: Livestream “Strong collective agreements for a good life”

More vacation, higher salaries, more flexible working hours for employees – or now, during Corona, a higher short-time allowance. With collective agreements, there is simply more to it. Collective agreements help to improve the working and living conditions of employees – across the board! They also promote fair competition and facilitate social change – this is particularly evident now during Corona with the increased short-time work allowance. And those who pay according to the tariff also have fewer problems in attracting and retaining qualified specialists. But the scope of the collective bargaining agreement is decreasing further down. Fewer and fewer employees benefit from a collective bargaining agreement, but the dwindling collective bargaining agreement and the continued flight of collective bargaining by employers cost the general public dearly: billions of euros are lost to the state every year – in the form of lower tax revenues and fewer social security contributions Can collective bargaining coverage in Germany be increased again? What exactly do collective agreements do for employees and society today? How exactly can they create and secure good work? And how have collective agreements proven themselves in the corona pandemic? This will be discussed on November 11th : Stefan Körzell (member of the federal executive board of the DGB) Steffen Kampeter (chief executive officer of the Federal Association of German Employers’ Associations, BDA) Cansel Kiziltepe (Member of the Bundestag, candidate for the federal chairmanship of the working group for employee issues in the SPD) Uwe Schummer (Member of the Bundestag, chairman of the CDU / CSU – Working group in German n Bundestag) Moderation: Dr. Julia Kropf Questions for the discussion can already be asked at the following link:


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