In a position paper, the BDA has brought together the key aspects of labour market and education policy and labour law in the context of structural change.
Berlin, 13 October 2021: "Structural change will be the topic of the decade. It comes quietly, sometimes politically accelerated, sometimes market-driven, and it will lead to fundamental changes in the German economy. Those who manage it will fail - only those who shape it will still be players at the end of the decade. This applies to companies as well as to political majorities. Those who equate structural change with climate are not looking far enough: demographics and digitalization are other important drivers. Prosperity and thus social cohesion can only be secured in the long term if we think of the various dimensions together. It is now important that all players - politics, companies and the social partners - pull together and concentrate on their respective strengths in the sense of a social market economy and sustainable social policy for employees and companies. Shaping structural change can only be done with employers, not against them - those who fail to grasp this are driving investment and jobs to regions that have understood this message better."