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Oliver Stettes Expertise 31. October 2007 Industrial Relations in the Postal Sector

The case of Germany

Industrial Relations in the Postal Sector
Oliver Stettes Expertise 31. October 2007

Industrial Relations in the Postal Sector

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

The case of Germany

The liberalisation process and the growing number of companies entering into the postal market have slowed the decline of sectoral employment that could have been expected as a result of technical progress and structural change. Moreover, industrial relations are highly decentralised.

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Sebastian Dullien* / Simon Gerards Iglesias / Michael Hüther / Katja Rietzler* IW-Policy Paper No. 2 14. May 2024

Challenges for the debt brake

In 2019, Bardt et al. (2019) initially presented a comprehensive estimate of the unmet public investment needs in Germany not covered in household planning at the time, totaling around €460 billion over ten years.

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Klaus-Heiner Röhl / Gerit Vogt IW-Trends No. 4 5. December 2023

Corporate Insolvencies on the Increase

After a prolonged decline, the number of corporate insolvencies has begun to rise again. The slight increase in 2022 could be interpreted as a step towards normalisation after the sharp drop experienced during the 2020/21 Covid19 pandemic.

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