German ruling

15th of September 2010

Germany's Federal Labour Court has issued a ruling that ends decades of monopolistic rights to union representation and collective bargaining in German companies.

The court's decision will mean duplication and overlapping collective bargaining units may operate concurrently. It also undermines the practice of extending in-house wage deals made between a company and the union with the greatest representation to cover all workers in the same company who are performing similar jobs.


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