Commenting on the report of the Council of the Working World presented today, BDA Managing Director Steffen Kampeter said:
Berlin, 18 May 2021: "The report of the Council of the Working World was supposed to provide forward-looking impulses for reforms that shape the transformation of the working world. What has emerged, however, is an unrepresentative smorgasbord of traditional proposals that largely omits balanced concerns for modernising the world of work.
A paper that had been produced on an equal footing with the social partners would not only have looked different, but would also have had a different weight in the political debate. The contents of the report are past-oriented. Regulations and state intervention in the world of work will no longer work in this sweeping manner. Tomorrow's working world will be more individual and more flexible. Not only companies, but also employees are demanding more and more freedom and flexibility. Problems should be regulated more at the company level, not by the legislator in a one-size-fits-all mentality.
We don't need advice on the conservation of working environments, an opportunity has been lost."