Germany - Workplace integration is key - February 29, 2016

According to the head of the trade union confederation DGB the arrival of many displaced persons and new immigrants heralds an era of great challenges. Conditions and regulations are needed in order to make things work, along with investments in education, infrastructures and personnel. Therefore, a unique alliance promoting an international outlook, solidarity, democracy and rule of law has been formed. It is one of the largest civil society alliances ever seen in the country and is affiliated with organisations and umbrella groups in the fields of religion, sports, social welfare, nature conservationism and arts and culture. The DGB joined this alliance because integration and all its facets take place in the workplace, be it an office, a factory, a construction site or a supermarket.

English: http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-integration-in-the-workplace-is-key  

German: http://www.dgb.de/themen …   

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