Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
Daily business activities hardly ever leave enough room to make sure that your company’s concerns are taken into consideration by politicians and other decision-makers. As our member, you can be sure though that we make your voice be heard.
In our newsletter you find several examples of how bayme vbm and vbw advocate your interests. Last month for example we invited all our members to discuss their issues directly with the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel during the 39th Bavarian Business talk in Munich.
Moreover, with our Council on the Future of the Bavarian Industry we precisely observe new trends and pave the way for our members to benefit from these. Currently, we campaign for more flexible working hours that match modern requirements of both employers and employees.
Committed to your success – the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) is your partner on site.
Political and labor issuesThis is how I want to work! – vbw campaigns for flexible working hours
Digitalization, globalization and individualization determine the modern working world. In order to meet customer demands at any time and any location, companies need more flexibility.more
Political and labor issues2017 Bundestag parliamentary election
The German Bundestag parliamentary election will take place on September 24, 2017. The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) has analyzed the party programs under the perspective of their effects on the Bavarian and German economy in the coming legislative period from 2017 to 2021.more
EconomyEconomic Outlook – leading indicators at a glance
It is a service of bayme vbm and vbw to provide you with the most recent numbers and data on the German, the Eurozone and the world economy: For the moment, most leading indicators for the German and the Eurozone economy as well as the global indicators suggest a booming economy.more
Legal affairsFederal Constitutional Court upholds “Principle of One Collective Agreement per Establishment”
The “Law Governing the Principle of One Collective Agreement per Establishment” (Tarifeinheitsgesetz) has been challenged by several trade unions. On July 11, 2017 the Federal Constitutional Court confirmed its compliance with the German Constitution (Grundgesetz) for the most part.more
Innovation + technologyResearch study “Added value through digitalization”
As a result of its most recent research study, the Council on the Future of the Bavarian Industry (der Zukunftsrat der Bayerischen Wirtschaft) highlights the practical benefits of digitalization for the economy and society and points out hidden potentials and constraints.more
Events and international affairsGerman Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel as a guest of vbw
At the 39th Business Talk on July 11, 2017, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel spoke to 1500 guests and vbw President Alfred Gaffal about the current challenges and stated the direction for the years to come after the Bundestag elections in fall 2017.more