Germany’s Social Democrats widened demands on workers’ pay in the last 72 hours of coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc, prompting industry fears that the country’s labor-market rules are being unraveled.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co.’s works council expects negotiations with management about job cuts to drag into next year as the two sides haggle over the fallout from combining the defense and space units.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co.’s works council urged a collaborative approach on what may be thousands of job losses as it integrates defense and space units, with one of its biggest unions calling a day of protests.
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has experienced something unusual: a union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. A combination of outdated labor laws and union intransigence has created this oddity.
IG Metall, Germany’s largest manufacturing labor union, widened protests including temporary walkouts into the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in a push for higher pay raise for workers at industrial companies.
General Motor Co.’s Opel unit is offering severance packages to the 300 employees producing transmissions at its Bochum, Germany, plant who volunteer to leave this year as the carmaker prepares to shut the factory.
Airbus SAS has reached a general agreement with the German labor union IG Metall in a dispute over future contract terms, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing an interview with Heiko Messerschmidt, a union spokesman.