IG Metall

Dennis R Redmond dredmond at SPAMoregon.uoregon.edu
Tue Nov 14 14:41:12 MST 2000



On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Johannes Schneider wrote:

> it seems you are referring to:
> http://www.igmetall.de/metall/nov00/sache.html
> but I cannot find what you are reading into it.

The big headline which says, "Auf einen wirklichen Politikwechsel in
Berlin warten die Gewerkschaften noch." [Unions are still waiting for a
genuine political change in Berlin.] Plus the text, where Zwickel rakes
the SPD over the coals and then concludes with "Wir brauchen eine
Bundesregierung, die selbst Debatten anstoesst und den Rahmen definiert
fuer ein neues, ein gerechtes und faires Gesellschaftsmodell. Bei einem
wirklichen Politikwechsel wuerde ich die SPD nur allzu gern
unterstuetzen."  [We need a Government which opens up debate and defines
the boundaries for a new, fairer and socially just model of society.
Given a genuine change of political direction, I'd gladly support the
SPD."]

There's also some interesting stuff about how IG Metall is rethinking
codetermination laws, trying to find ways of responding to Eurocapital on
its own global turf, and starting up a "Just Rewards" (in German, "Fair
teilen") campaign, English summary at:

http://www.eiro.eurofound.ie/2000/10/features/DE0010287F.html

-- Dennis








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