Trade unions in Germany


Trade unions in Germany

Infobox Union by Country
country = Germany
national = DGB
government = Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
legislation = Article 9, Paragraph 3 of the Basic Law
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ILOmember = Yes
ILO-87date = March 20, 1957
ILO-98date = June 8, 1956

Trade unions have a long history in Germany, reaching back to the German revolution in 1848, and still play an important role in German economy and society. The most important labor organization is the German Confederation of Trade Unions, which organizes more than 7 million people or approximately 25% of all employees in the country.


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