German trade union federation
the German trade union federation (DGB) is the largest controlling body of single trade unions. To it eight member trade unions in the Federal Republic of Germany belong . These cover all industries and economic sectors. There are however also trade unions, which do not belong to the DGB (see List of trade unions in Germany). The executive committee of the DGB has its seat in Berlin.
The DGB understands themselves as voice of the trade unions and employees opposite political decision makers and federations in federation, countries and municipalities and coordinates the unionizedActivities. It is from the outset committed to the principle of the unit trade union.
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of the DGB became to 12. October 1949 in Munich based. At that time the Federal congress of the trade unions adopted the “statute of the DGB”, those in the meantime several times changed and/or. again one seized. Therefore the DGB is a “combination of trade unions”with seat in Berlin.
In the case of establishment of the DGB 1949 this had altogether 16 member trade unions. 1978 closed the trade union of the police (Union of Police) as 17. Trade union the DGB on. 1989 fused the industrial union art, culture and media with the industrial union pressureand paper, so that the number of members reduced 16. 1996 fused the industrial union component ground connection with the trade union horticulture, land and forestry to the industrial union building agrarian environment (BUILDING), so that 15 members were. 1997 fused the industrial union mining industry andEnergy (industrial union), the industrial union chemistry, paper, ceramic(s) (industrial union chemistry) and the trade union leather to the industrial union mining industry, chemistry, energy (industrial union BCE), thus were it still 13 members. Between 1998 and 2000 went the trade union wood and plastic and the trade unionTextile and clothing in the industrial union metal up. Thus there were still eleven members and 2001 fused four member trade unions of the DGB including the German employees' federation (Trade Union of German Employees), which not member in the DGB was, to the new trade union ver.di. Thus givesit since March 2001 only eight member trade unions in the DGB.
member trade unions of the DGB with its seats
- industrial union building agrarian environment (industrial union BUILDING) in Frankfurt/Main, at the 1. Developed for January 1996 out:
- industrial union mining industry, chemistry, energy (industrial union BCE) in Developed for Hanover , 1997 out:
- trade union education and science (GEW) in Frankfurt/Main
- industrial union metal (IGM) in Frankfurt/Main, with thatin their come up trade unions:
- trade union food benefit restaurants (NGG) in Hamburg
- trade union of the police (Union of Police) in Berlin with office in Hilden
- TRANSNET - trade union of the railroadmen of Germany (German Railway Union) in Frankfurt/Main
- united service trade union registered association. (ver.di) in Berlin, developed 2001 out:
- German employees' federation registered association. (Trade Union of German Employees), this was not member in the DGB
- German post office trade union registered association. (DPG)
- Trade union trade, banks and insurance registered association. (Union for trade, banking and insurance)
- Industrial union media - pressure and paper, journalism and artregistered association. (Industrial union media), 1989 developed out:
- trade union public services, transport and traffic registered association. (Public workers' union)
organs of the DGB
the organs of the DGB are:
- Federal congress
- federal committee
- Federal Administration
- revision commission
The highest organ is the Federal congress, which meets every four years. Between the Federal congresses the federal committee notices the tasks.
Highest representative of the DGB is a chairman as a director/conductor of a mehrköpfigen “executive committee”.
The revision commission consists of three members. Itsupervised and. A. the Kassenführung and the yearly account of the federation and report concerning this to the Federal congress and/or. Federal committee.
districts and regions
of the DGB is into 9 districts and 88 regions arranged. The districts serve upRegional level to the lobbying, the regions are the local partner.
The 9 districts are:
- North (Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
- Lower Saxony - Bremen - Saxonia-Anhalt
- Berlin Brandenburg
- North Rhine-Westphalia
- Hessen Thuringia
- west (Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland)
chairman of the DGB
- 1949 - 1951: Dr. Hans Böckler
- 1951 - 1952: Christian fats
- 1952 - 1956: Walter Friday
- 1956 - 1962: Willi judge
- 1962 - 1969: Ludwig rose mountain
- 1969 - 1982: Heinz Oskar cousin
- 1982 - 1990: Ernst Breit
- 1990 - 1994: Heinz Werner Meyer
- 1994 - 2002: Dieter trained
- 2002 - today: Michael summer
standard publications to the DGB:
- Sources for the history of the Germans of the German trade union movement in 20. Century, Cologne
- cutter, Michael, small history thatTrade unions. Their development of Germany from the beginnings to today, Bonn 2000.
- Schönhoven, Klaus, the German trade unions, Frankfurt/Main 1987.
Current scientific trade union publications
- Ulrich boron village/Karl Lauschke: Hans Böckler, 2 Bde., Cologne 2005.
- Klaus Kempter: Eugen Loderer and the industrial unionMetal. Biography of a trade unionist, falling the city 2004.
Schroeder, Wolfgang. Bernhard Wessels 2003, the trade unions in politics and society of the Federal Republic of Germany. A manual. West German publishing house
- The German trade union federation - the party of the work in the service of economics and nation. Munich 1982. Out of print, therefore: Free on-line version Marxist group, Munich
- DGB youth
- Hans Böckler donation
- DGB district north
- German farmer's association registered association.
- German civil service association
- Christian trade union federation
Web on the left of
- http://www.studentsatwork.org - informationdes DGB für studentische NebenjobberInnen
- Aufstehn, damit es endlich besser wird: 3.und 4. April
- DGB Rechtsschutz GmbHWikiquote Michael Sommer