Partners of the Alliance for Training and Further Education start "Summer of Vocational Training"

State wage setting threatens autonomy in collective bargaining

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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 09/22:
Strong Economy - Safe Germany

BDA Managing Directors' Conference in Hanover, Employers' President Dr. Rainer Dulger promotes "Summer of Vocational Training", a new era of our social partner begins with Yasmin Fahimi at the helm, a guest commentary by Federal Minister Christian Lindner on the topic of "supply policy" and many other exciting topics can be found in the new issue of BDA Agenda.

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The BDA ensures that the social partnership anchored in the Basic Law succeeds and that fair working conditions are guaranteed in our country.


Our goal is to operate in such a way that future generations can also find sufficient employment and create prosperity.


The social market economy underlies our actions and is based on freedom, responsibility, subsidiarity and solidarity.

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The Voice of German Business in Brussels

Europe keeps us busy. With our expertise as a social partner, we help shape European policy. Together with the BDI, we form the European voice of the entire German economy. Labour market and social policy issues in particular have become increasingly important in EU policy in recent decades. Here we advocate the principle that social progress only works on the basis of economic success.

our members

Strong employer organisations

Members of the BDA are 14 interdisciplinary regional associations and 48 federal umbrella associations of employers from the fields of industry, trade, finance, transport, crafts, services and agriculture. Around 1 million companies with approx. 30.5 million employees are affiliated to them directly or indirectly via their member associations.


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