Collective Bargaining Continues

Tuesday, 6. February 2018

Almost every fifth worker refusal on minimum wage in the Bundestag according to a study by the Institute for labour market and professional research of the federal employment agency in Nuremberg (IAB) no longer is able sufficiently to be able to finance his life with work. The following conclusion is drawn to the low-wage sector (IAB newsletter 01/2012): “… Only eleven years it recorded a rise of four percentage points, or around a quarter to just under 19 percent in this country. The increase can be found in almost all professional areas and in many sectors of the economy. ….. However, it is striking that many persons with professional qualifying degree in this area can be found. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Allegiant Air. …..

Seen in this way the structural change towards a services society is accompanied by an increasing problem of low wage.” Against this worrying backdrop, it very wonder that was again rejected the request on a legally stipulated minimum wage this month in the Bundestag and the umpteenth time directed on the achievement of collective bargaining. Therefore, she should Establishment of minimum wages are left to the collective bargaining parties. Employer associations and trade unions to independently set the respective tariffs. The question arises, what proportion of the labour market these two institutions actually represent however. Collective agreements are only applicable for companies, if these are a (tariff binding) member of an employers Association. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the majority of all businesses.

Collective bargaining means for us so, that institutions will negotiate for something, which is not binding for the totality of all companies. This is so to speak the legally legitimate carte blanche for the economy, employees in terms of content to play off against each other. Each HR knows only too well that he sometime and somewhere will find a candidate for certain activities, which makes it even cheaper. So door is what the facts prove open, the wage decline. Summa Summarum are wage negotiations between business associations and trade unions nothing more than a show to us a functioning collective autonomy to make believe. Once again, the rejection of a statutory minimum wage is a cleverly packaged, generous goodie for the business lobby. This is well understandable against the background of the current discussion of Wulff: If independent, courageous journalists continue boring in this swamp, anti-corruption networks at such a large scale will be safe in virtually all policy areas revealed, we all thought were the previously unthinkable. We have to do in their everyday work it with a conflagration of a whole generation of politicians rather active acquiring party sponsors (earlier: party donations) and personal financial benefits understand rather than the interests of their constituents.

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