BDA Managing Director Steffen Kampeter explains the preliminary trilogue result on an EU wage transparency directive:
Berlin, December 15, 2022 "New costs and ineffective requirements come from Brussels in a weekly rhythm. The proposal for the Pay Transparency Directive does not effectively address a single cause of different pay. Instead, Member States and the European Parliament are creating a control bureaucracy that is hostile to small and medium-sized enterprises and ignores existing collective agreements. It leads neither to better pay nor to greater acceptance of European regulations among the general public.
We call on the German government to stop the trilogue result together with other European partners. It must take its own coalition agreement seriously, which stipulated implementation that is friendly to small and medium-sized businesses and does not involve red tape. At least this time, the coalition must take its own resolutions on a moratorium on burdens seriously. Renounce unnecessary reporting obligations and work on improving the location conditions for work in Germany!"