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Germany: chemical trade union launches a model company agreement countering racism and extreme right-wing ideas in the company
Planet Labor, 7 July 2020, n°12043 -

The IG BCE (German Chemical, Mining and Energy Workers Union) has decided to implement a ‘pro-active’ strategy against racism and the spread of extreme right-wing ideas in companies. To this end it has just presented a model company agreement that it intends to propose for negotiation, via the works councils operating in the companies within the sector. This template agreement, presented in the form of modules, is intended to be adaptable to companies’ own situations, irrespective of whether or not they are already very committed to equal rights and diversity policies. Spearheading this operation is Regina Karsch, the IG BCE head of Diversity management, and she has detailed the agreement and its underlying rationale for Planet Labor.

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