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Tesla May Be on a Collision Course With Germany's Biggest Union


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Tesla is building a giant plant in Germany, but it hasn't yet made nice with the mighty auto union there.
IG Metall will likely make life difficult for Tesla, which hasn't agreed to the industry's collective wage agreements. 
A battle with the union could threaten Tesla's ambitious plans for the European market. 
As Tesla works to get its mammoth new factory in Germany up and running by the summer, disturbing delicate reptile habitats may be the least of Elon Musk's worries.  
After sparring with locals over everything from water supply to deforestation, there may be an even larger threat looming: Germany's largest union.

IG Metall union will have a role in job cuts and wage reductions


IG Metall union will have a role in job cuts and wage reductions
On Tuesday morning in Düsseldorf, the IG Metall union signed a collective bargaining agreement covering almost four million workers in the metal and electrical industries without any increase in wage rates. Workers will be fobbed off with one-off payments, but payment of these depends on the profits of the corporations.
This provides rising profits for businesses and reductions in real wages for the workers. Above all, it allows IG Metall and its works council representatives to maintain a stranglehold on the workforce. The union has been contractually assured that it will be involved in future decisions on cuts in the factories.

Warning strikes in Germany's metal and electric industries: Workers must take control of the struggle out of the hands of IG Metall!

The IG Metall trade union has called the strikes in an attempt to diffuse the simmering anger of millions of workers over increasingly intolerable working conditions in the midst of the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

Airbus works council and IG-Metall demand German leadership in European rearmament


Airbus works council and IG-Metall demand German leadership in European rearmament
The German trade unions are playing a decisive role in the country’s return to an aggressive foreign policy and comprehensive social militarization. They act as corporate police and the extended arm of management, suppressing any independent movement on the part of workers. They openly support the rearmament of the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) and the European Union, while insisting that Germany lead and dominate the continent militarily.
This is shown by the recent statements of the works council of the Airbus Defence and Space and the IG Metall union on the development of the joint European air combat system FCAS (Future Combat Air System). The FCAS is among the largest European rearmament projects since World War II. In addition to drones, satellites and command-and-control aircraft, it will have a nuclear component and be able to integrate other weapons systems, including those of the Navy. The project is projected to consume at least €300 billion by the time it enters service in 2040. That is equivalent to about 75 percent of the current federal budget.

German metalworkers strike against wage cuts and unsafe working conditions


German metalworkers strike against wage cuts and unsafe working conditions
Tens of thousands of workers in the German auto, metal and electrical industries took part in short-term “warning strikes” on Tuesday and Wednesday after employers’ representatives refused to make any wage concessions despite raking in billions in profits this year. The current negotiations are the third round of talks and affect a total of 3.9 million workers.
According to Germany’s corporatist labour law, workers are not allowed to strike in between the periods of contract bargaining, but the deadline in the latest dispute expired on March 2, which means that workers can now take industrial action.

Volkswagen boss Diess commits management to mass layoffs


Volkswagen boss Diess commits management to mass layoffs
2019 ended with the announcement of the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in the German auto industry. The year 2020 began with a fiery speech by the CEO of the world’s largest auto company, Volkswagen, in which he announced a “radical restructuring of the group” and the “slaughter of sacred cows.”
Herbert Diess in 2019 [Credit: Alexander Migl]
CEO Herbert Diess opened VW’s so-called “Global Board Meeting,” a gathering of 120 managers and executives, last Thursday with the words: “A turning point is ahead—equivalent to the industrial revolution.”
Electro-mobility, he said, aimed at reducing vehicle emissions to the legal limit, has increased the pressure to innovate, while digitalisation had fundamentally changed the auto as a product. The company could not rest on past achievements, according to Diess. Even if sales, turnover and profit were acceptable last year—and he could quote the positive comments of financial analysts—he wanted to be honest. This also meant saying clearly: “The storm has just begun.”

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