October 13, 2020
- VSM urges unions to understand seriousness
- Laken: today more than ever our shipyards
they need social partners with a sense of reality and a
sense of proportion
- The Association of German Shipyards has denounced
"pure madness" the decision of the Ver.Di, the second
national trade union organization, to call strikes at a time
where -- pointed out the Verband f'r Schiffbau und
Meerestechnik and. V. (VSM) - Germany's public debt is
rising to record levels as a result of the measures taken to
limit the job losses caused by the crisis triggered
from the Covid-19 pandemic.
- On the other hand, VSM appreciated the recent stance of the
IG Metall, Germany's first trade union, to protect the industry
national naval engineering: specifying that "in Germany the
coronavirus crisis is hitting the heart of the
constructions", Daniel Friedrich, representative of IG
Metall Koste - had pointed out that, according to what
from company communications, the union fears that it is at a serious
more than a third of the 18,000 jobs on construction sites
German naval vessels.
- "This is the first time that the European
VSM Naval Engineering Association, Reinhard Laken - is
was an important statement, as in the weeks
previous ones from many sides had the impression that
not all trade union representatives understood the seriousness
situation.' "Today more than ever - he
social partners with a sense of reality and a sense of
Proportions. Demand for new ships - explained the director
general of vsM - will remain very weak for some time.
The timing is too uncertain to decide to invest in this
at the moment, except in China where - noted Mr.
follow the party's instructions."
- "The market will recover from
and the new emission requirements of ships will open up
great opportunities for a leading maritime industry
Technological. But first -- he cautioned -- it is important to overcome
time of insufficient demand. In addition, our companies
they have to be able to win the competition against many others
shipyards, also desperate for new
- Emphasizing that shipbuilding companies and trade unions are
agree that Germany wants germany to have a maritime industry
leader, the chief executive of VSM noted that nothing
would be more damaging to this goal of introducing
additional charges or additional restrictive rules.
- "In the shipbuilding sector," added Mr.
- wages are very good and inflation remains low. In the context
the latest series of collective bargaining for the package of
measures for the coronavirus crisis, the social partners in the North
demonstrated understanding of the situation in our industry. Is
It is important to start from this.'
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