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Steffen Kampeter, Chief Executive Officer

Employers implement their respective protective measures professionally and consistently . Since the Corona pandemic, safety and health in the workplace have become one of the most important factors for the business viability of companies.

Issue 05/24:
We finally need statutory rules on industrial action

"The strikes and strike announcements in the infrastructure sector show that almost unrestricted industrial action is damaging the country and a lively social partnership. BDA Managing Director Steffen Kampeter therefore demands in the current agenda: "We finally need statutory rules on industrial action". On the occasion of Equal Pay Day on March 6, we take a look at the supposed gender pay gap between men and women in the topic of the week. We are delighted to feature a guest article by Dr. Joachim Schulz, Chairman of Südwestmetall and member of the BDA Executive Committee, who calls on politicians to put the country first - in line with Willy Brandt's maxim: "First the country, then the party".

You can read about these and other topics in the current BDA agenda.

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