“Socially neglected”

Doris stadelmeyer, leader of the united services union (verdi) in western upper franconia, lamented a shift to the right in germany and in the german political scene at the anniversary celebration of the verdi local association in coburg. This will make it difficult for the trade union movement to voice its concerns. "Unfortunately, social issues hardly played a role in the election campaign", said stadelmeyer. In her speech, she gave the highest priority to the desire for peace, a good coexistence with germany’s neighbors and all people in germany. She also described the protection of the environment and nature, social security, a fair education system and a health system that is not geared to profit as essential. "A good life includes affordable housing", stadelmeyer continued. "Last but not least, there is the question of a decent pension, which will protect us from poverty in old age and enable us to live a life in which we can participate in social and cultural life."

She criticized a further increase in the rustic budget by about 30 billion euros to two percent of the gross domestic product. One side blow was directed at US president donald trump. "Peaceful coexistence certainly does not demand it", according to the verdi district manager. "But the money is missing where we really need it." Stadelmeyer also took a look behind the facades of the current working world. 21.4 percent of employees were working in mini-jobs. "The world of work no longer fits our world of life."

Stadelmeyer and michael blumlein, deputy chairman of the coburg branch of vered, honored numerous members for their loyalty to the united services union and its forerunners. Martin koch

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