Employer organisations play a decisive role in a variety of fields, such as collective wage bargaining, developments in legislation and the formation of economic and social policy. In particular, national peak employer organisations shape a broad range of issues via their direct and indirect influence on consultative processes at the national and international level. While the role of peak organisations has not considerably changed in recent years, new developments are to be observed at the sectoral level. Employer organisations in certain sectors have endeavoured to enhance their influence by reorganising their structures.
Companies which are bound by sector-level collective agreements in the metal and electrical industry yet are keen to invest or to protect jobs in times of economic difficulty can negotiate supplementary agreements allowing them to deviate temporarily from the ...
Since 2018 An international comparison reveals the high level of unit labour costs in German manufacturing. In 2020, German unit labour costs were 22 per cent higher than the average in the 27 comparator countries, and 18 per cent above the mean in the rest of ...