Germany - Successful strike in automotive sector - February 12, 2010

After a strike and tough negotiations, works council, IG Metall union and the management of Automotive Lighting Reutlingen (AL) came to an agreement concerning the relocation of production. Key points were: no redundancies till the end of 2015; continuation of one assembly line for reflectors in Reutlingen; setting up of a working group to develop a sustainable concept for the Reutlingen plant; the design of important future technologies in Reutlingen. The union regards the agreement as an example for similar situations of relocation (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 January 2010).

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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