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Labour Market Policy News

03.12.2019
The question of the collective bargaining obligations of companies remains in the focus of the political discussion. A survey among the VDMA members provides important insights - because in mechanical engineering in Germany, too, collective bargaining is decreasing.
02.12.2019
Mechanical and plant engineering continues to set new records for engineering employment. This is shown by the new VDMA engineering survey, which is carried out every three years.
25.11.2019
According to a recent VDMA member survey, only just under a third of German mechanical engineering companies still practise the industry-wide collective agreement. However, the VDMA is firmly opposed to attempts by the Grand Coalition to enforce collective bargaining through political pressure.
18.11.2019
The Posting of Workers Directive is and will remain a bureaucratic monster and will ensure that the internal market is closed off. The German Minister of Labour's plan for national implementation do not change this either.
31.10.2019
The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.
01.11.2019
The steady increase in the female quota in mechanical engineering in Germany is not only visible in the employment environment, but also at universities. Only the vocational training market is currently unable to participate in the increase. There are still some gender differences - for ex-ample in the level of requirements and earnings.
08.05.2019
Machinery house transfer project starts at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. What impact does the technological upheaval have on engineering education? The Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and the VDMA are jointly finding and discussing sustainable ideas for teaching in mechanical engineering and information technology.
25.09.2019
Posting workers to other EU countries is currently associated with disproportionate bureaucracy. In a recent report, the Commission ignores the problem.
24.09.2019
To ensure that vocational training remains a success story, the head of the VDMA training department, Dr. Jörg Friedrich, calls for strong investment in vocational schools.
11.07.2019
The instrument of short-time working is a popular tool in economically weaker times. Not only the projections of the Federal Employment Agency, but also the ifo business cycle test show that the situation is tense and that companies are thinking about introducing short-time work. However, the mechanical engineering sector is still somewhat more optimistic than the vehicle manufacturing sector and some consumer goods sectors. In addition, very little short-time work was paid out in the mechanical engineering sector in 2018.
24.07.2019
The wage system must be changed and modernized, demands Gesamtmetall boss Dulger. The VDMA Managing Director Brodtmann can also take some pleasure in this.
06.06.2019
On 7 June 2019, the German Bundestag passed the law on the immigration of skilled workers.
06.06.2019
According to the idea of IG Metall, a Transformation Short-Term Worker's Compensation (Transformations-KuG) is intended to support companies and employees in coping with technological or other structural change - with the aim of keeping employees in the company and qualifying them for changed and new requirements and activities.
02.05.2019
Highlights from the current ZEW Innovation Survey: Regional to international. Cooperation with science is well established in mechanical engineering. Joint industrial research, the ZIM programme and BMBF funding make an important contribution to this. And, engineers remain in demand. Research-intensive companies can fill their positions more quickly.
08.05.2019
At the beginning of 2019, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia submitted a proposal to the Bundesrat to revise the Working Hours Act (Bundesrat-Drucksache 24/19). The vote on 15 March 2019 did not result in a sufficient majority for the project.
08.04.2019
The mechanical engineering industry sees the guidelines of the EU expert group on the use of AI as an important contribution in the public debate, but warns against drawing red lines too early.
28.02.2019
With regard to the possibilities, but also the challenges of digitisation, the VDMA continues to call for the urgently overdue reform of the Working Hours Act.
11.02.2019
As a highly innovative industry, mechanical engineering is an important and application-oriented driver of artificial intelligence (AI). Its companies bring AI into industrial value chains and to a variety of customers and industries - in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Embedded in machines and in industrial solutions, AI is a part of Industrie 4.0 and of networked production and intelligent products.
12.02.2019
VDMA and IG Metall have joined forces with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in an "industry dialogue" in which they have committed themselves to using the economic opportunities arising from digitisation and artificial intelligence to secure the future of mechanical and plant engineering.
Adaptation of M+E occupations in the „Agilen Verfahren“
18.04.2018
Der Fachkräftebedarf droht immer mehr zu einer Wachstumsbremse zu werden, warnt der Leiter der VDMA-Bildungsabteilung Dr. Jörg Friedrich.
06.11.2017
Ein überhöhter Tarifabschluss würde zahlreichen Maschinenbauern die Luft zum Atmen nehmen. Für viele Unternehmen aus dem VDMA-Mitgliederkreis ist weder der Einstieg in die 28-Stunden-Woche noch eine Lohnerhöhung um 6 Prozent verkraftbar.
Andrea Veerkamp-Walz: Auf dem Weg zur innovativen Unternehmenskultur
Andrea Veerkamp-Walz von VDMA Business Advisory erklärt, was die digitale Transformation für die Geschäftsmodelle der Maschinenbauer bedeutet, wie dieser Wandel die Unternehmenskultur des Mittelstands verändern wird und wie ein Kulturwandel überhaupt vollzogen werden kann.
Was ist Transformation 4.0?
Der VDMA (Andrea Veerkamp-Walz, Business Advisory), Dr. Reinhard Schmitt (Process One Consulting), Ingo Lewerendt (Basler AG), Philipp Ebach (Achenbach Buschhütten), Britt Liebelt (Siemens AG) und Tina Teucher (Expertin für Zukunftskompetenz) beschäftigen sich mit der Frage "Was ist Transformation 4.0 und was bedeutet es für die Arbeit, das Umfeld und den Menschen?"
Andrea Veerkamp-Walz: Auf dem Weg zur innovativen Unternehmenskultur
Andrea Veerkamp-Walz von VDMA Business Advisory erklärt, was die digitale Transformation für die Geschäftsmodelle der Maschinenbauer bedeutet, wie dieser Wandel die Unternehmenskultur des Mittelstands verändern wird und wie ein Kulturwandel überhaupt vollzogen werden kann.
Was ist Transformation 4.0?
Der VDMA (Andrea Veerkamp-Walz, Business Advisory), Dr. Reinhard Schmitt (Process One Consulting), Ingo Lewerendt (Basler AG), Philipp Ebach (Achenbach Buschhütten), Britt Liebelt (Siemens AG) und Tina Teucher (Expertin für Zukunftskompetenz) beschäftigen sich mit der Frage "Was ist Transformation 4.0 und was bedeutet es für die Arbeit, das Umfeld und den Menschen?"

Labour 4.0 News

31.07.2019
Training year 2019 starts with 34,000 vacancies in mechanical engineering VDMA members particularly committed to young talent
26.06.2019
A recent report shows policymakers the way to a better future with useful AI applications, but without excesses such as the all-round monitoring of citizens.
12.06.2019
The VDMA critically evaluates the National Continuing Education Strategy of the Federal Government.
10.04.2019
The German mechanical and plant engineering industry can draw a proud balance for its companies on the occasion of the vocational training report adopted by the Federal Government on Wednesday: The number of trainees in the German mechanical and plant engineering sector rose again in 2018.
15.02.2019
Deputy VDMA Executive Director Hartmut Rauen considers the use of Artificial Intelliegnz to be largely uncritical, even if a discussion about its ethical dimensions is important, said Rauen on the occasion of the Bundestag debate on the AI strategy of the Federal Government.
14.02.2019
Industrie 4.0 places new demands on the qualifications and skills of employees. The education of engineers at universities, as well as vocational training and continuing education must keep up with technological change and must be adapted. Qualified specialists are more in demand than ever - VDMA is now presenting a target profile for engineers 4.0 for the first time.
22.01.2019
Tomorrow's world of work must not be regulated to the letter. The ILO's proposals go to the wrong direction.
11.01.2019
Also the EU Parliament is intensively discussing how the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be politically addressed. On 14th January, the European Parliament's Industry Committee will vote on a report in which MEPs set out their views on the future of AI.
03.12.2018
VDMA: Development should not be prematurely slowed down by tight regulations - Mechanical Engineering Industry Association publishes position paper on AI
Fabian Seus
Fabian Seus
Manager VDMA Competence Center Labour Market
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Impressionen zum BarCamp Arbeit 4.0 vom 12.06.2018
Das Thema "Arbeit 4.0" umfasst viele Bereiche und Themen. Mit dem Veranstaltungsformat "BarCamp" war der Tag genau auf die Teilnehmer zugeschnitten - denn sie bestimmten die Agenda. Das erste BarCamp "Arbeit 4.0" war ein voller Erfolg. Die Teilnehmer hatten so nicht nur in den Pausen Gelegenheit ,sich auszutauschen. Hören und sehen Sie hier O-Töne und Impressionen des BarCamps Arbeit 4.0 vom 12.06.2018
In 2019 the VDMA takes over the patronage for the CLC again
The CLC is a non-commercial network of actors in personnel development and focuses on innovative learning. Their activities fits very well into the initiatives of the VDMA.