Skip to comments.Germany seeks to curb union power over strikes
Posted on 04/07/2014 10:35:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A pilots strike in Germany last week has highlighted the power comparatively small groups of employees have to lay low key areas of the economy in pursuit of their own interests.
And the German government is looking to draw up legislation later this year to prevent this from happening again.
One company, one wage agreement is the motto behind a proposed Tarifeinheit or unified wage-bargaining mechanism masterminded by Labour Minister Andrea Nahles.
Over three days last week, the cockpit pilots union effectively grounded the countrys biggest airline Lufthansa in a dispute over pay and early retirement entitlements.
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And a LABOUR minister no less. I realize that political lables in Europe don’t transfer exactly to our own, but I’m always amused when those who call themselves “labourites” end up sticking it to workers like a “Conservative” would.