The general conditions for the trade unions in Germany have improved after the crisis, the economy has recovered and unemployment has fallen. However, many challenges remain. Collective bargaining coverage is declining and so is the prevalence of works councils. The migration caused by the global refugee crisis touches on the question of trade union solidarity. The workplace has not escaped the shift to the far-right in society. The precariousness of employment, the transformation of the world of work through digitalisation and the associated social issues will continue to be key concerns for the trade unions in the years ahead.
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