Bda president hundt leaves – to be succeeded by ingo kramer

BDA president hundt leaves - to be succeeded by ingo kramer

Employer president dieter hundt steps down after 17 years in office. Successor to be bremerhaven entrepreneur and current BDA vice president ingo kramer. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the confederation of german employers’ associations (BDA) in berlin on tuesday. Hundt, who announced on 30. On september 75, kramer – in agreement with the eight vice presidents – will propose to the executive board next monday that he be his successor.

Hundt also resigned as chairman of the supervisory board of fubball bundesliga club vfb stuttgart with immediate effect, following sustained criticism. On monday he had then also announced to the BDA-prasidium, with the choice on 18. November no longer wants to run for office and is already presenting his successor.

Kramer, 60, is president of the employers’ association nordmetall and vice president of the BDA. He heads a group of companies that manufactures industrial and shipbuilding equipment. According to the foundation of the german economy, the industrial engineer served from 1987 to 1992 as chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the bremerhaven city council.

Future BDA president kramer faces difficult tasks – both internally and externally. There have long been calls for the major business associations, and the BDA in particular, to tackle structural and organizational reform. In addition, the influence of the associations on politics has shrunk considerably in recent decades.

In its role as a collective bargaining partner to the unions, the employers’ association has to deal with changes in the labor market. Unlike in the days of SPD chancellor gerhard schroder’s agenda 2010, the issue today is no longer so much the high number of unemployed but rather the immigration of skilled workers.

After the federal elections in september, the topic of minimum wages was allowed to come up again, depending on the outcome. In the collective bargaining disputes, smaller sectoral unions with significant effects, for example in the healthcare sector or on air or rail transport, are endangering collective bargaining unity. Neither politicians nor employers nor the leading individual unions have yet found a conclusive answer to this question.

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