Jobs in Germany: Should foreign workers join a union?
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Jobs in Germany: Should foreign workers join a union?

For anyone working in Germany, it’s important to consider joining a union. Here are some points to think about.

Union demands €100bn stimulus investment

Union demands €100bn stimulus investment

UPDATED: Travel chaos in Germany as 180,000 passengers hit by 48-hour Lufthansa strike

UPDATED: Travel chaos in Germany as 180,000 passengers hit by 48-hour Lufthansa strike

Train passengers face more disruption after rail strike

Train passengers face more disruption after rail strike

German airport security employees could soon strike over wage, training demands

German airport security employees could soon strike over wage, training demands

German pilots to join wave of Ryanair strikes

German pilots to join wave of Ryanair strikes

Far-right unionize on German car factory floors in fight against globalization

Far-right unionize on German car factory floors in fight against globalization

German public sector unions to resume wage talks after strikes

German public sector unions to resume wage talks after strikes

Nationwide strikes continue into third day, paralyzing public services

Nationwide strikes continue into third day, paralyzing public services

Millions affected as massive nationwide strikes continue into second day

Millions affected as massive nationwide strikes continue into second day

Here are the parts of Germany that will be hit by public service strikes this week

Here are the parts of Germany that will be hit by public service strikes this week

Public sector unions demand six percent pay increase

Public sector unions demand six percent pay increase

Metalworkers win ’milestone’ 28-hour week concession from bosses

Metalworkers win ’milestone’ 28-hour week concession from bosses

Strikes loom as talks between metal workers’ union and industry break down

Strikes loom as talks between metal workers’ union and industry break down

Europe roots for German union in battle for higher pay

Europe roots for German union in battle for higher pay

Metalworkers start strikes for pay rise and 28-hour work week

Metalworkers start strikes for pay rise and 28-hour work week

Germany’s largest union escalates fight for 28-hour work week

Germany’s largest union escalates fight for 28-hour work week

How Christmas Eve in Germany this year clashes with commercialism

How Christmas Eve in Germany this year clashes with commercialism

Siemens says to slash 6,900 jobs worldwide in restructuring

Siemens says to slash 6,900 jobs worldwide in restructuring

These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

Why thousands of German teachers are striking this week

Why thousands of German teachers are striking this week

Can new Lufthansa wage offer finally end pilot strike?

Can new Lufthansa wage offer finally end pilot strike?

Pilots’ strike pushes Lufthansa to cut 1,700 flights

Pilots’ strike pushes Lufthansa to cut 1,700 flights

Lufthansa pilots dig heels in, roll strike into Saturday

Lufthansa pilots dig heels in, roll strike into Saturday

Lufthansa finally buries hatchet with cabin staff

Lufthansa finally buries hatchet with cabin staff

Why these women say wage transparency is not enough

Why these women say wage transparency is not enough

German public sector workers dispute settled

German public sector workers dispute settled

Five times more strike days in 2015 than 2014

Five times more strike days in 2015 than 2014

Is overtime robbing Germans of family, friends and rest?

Is overtime robbing Germans of family, friends and rest?

Amazon strikes threaten Christmas deliveries

Amazon strikes threaten Christmas deliveries

Lufthansa air crews call off strike

Lufthansa air crews call off strike

Lufthansa faces new strikes starting Thursday

Lufthansa faces new strikes starting Thursday

Lufthansa refuses to back down to strikers

Lufthansa refuses to back down to strikers

Lufthansa cuts hundreds of flights in union strife

Lufthansa cuts hundreds of flights in union strife

10,000s grounded as Lufthansa crews strike

10,000s grounded as Lufthansa crews strike

Lufthansa cabin crew confirm week-long strike

Lufthansa cabin crew confirm week-long strike

Lufthansa faces new strikes starting Friday

Lufthansa faces new strikes starting Friday

Amazon workers kick off three-day strike

Amazon workers kick off three-day strike

States can’t decide Sunday openings: Court

States can’t decide Sunday openings: Court

Unions find 170,000 empty public sector jobs

Unions find 170,000 empty public sector jobs

Do German unions have too much power?

Do German unions have too much power?

The man who stopped Germany’s trains

The man who stopped Germany’s trains

Union bosses call for later starts in World Cup

Union bosses call for later starts in World Cup

Germany seeks to curb union power over strikes

Germany seeks to curb union power over strikes

Poor pensions frighten half of Germans

Poor pensions frighten half of Germans

Unions threaten summer strikes at Germanwings

Unions threaten summer strikes at Germanwings

Berlin teachers start public sector strike

Berlin teachers start public sector strike

Metalworkers’ union pushes for pay rise

Metalworkers’ union pushes for pay rise

Wintry weather cancels flights in Frankfurt

Wintry weather cancels flights in Frankfurt

Germany braces for yet another airline strike

Germany braces for yet another airline strike

British Mini workers in tea break row with BMW

British Mini workers in tea break row with BMW

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees

Last day for 11,000 Schlecker employees

More public sector strikes on the way

More public sector strikes on the way

Unions call more public sector staff to strike

Unions call more public sector staff to strike

Unions call nationwide strikes on Monday

Unions call nationwide strikes on Monday

Wave of public service strikes begins

Wave of public service strikes begins

Monday strikes hit Frankfurt flights

Monday strikes hit Frankfurt flights

Last-minute deal prevents doctors’ strike

Last-minute deal prevents doctors’ strike

Auditors attack Transport Ministry for expenses

Auditors attack Transport Ministry for expenses

Bank stress tests slammed as ideological

Bank stress tests slammed as ideological

Strikes loom at EasyJet

Strikes loom at EasyJet

Private train drivers to strike again

Private train drivers to strike again

Train drivers in fresh strike on Monday

Train drivers in fresh strike on Monday

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Police job dissatisfaction on the rise, union says

Police job dissatisfaction on the rise, union says

Train drivers on strike

Train drivers on strike

Teachers strike in eastern states

Teachers strike in eastern states

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Unions call for end to private health insurance

Unions call for end to private health insurance

Bayer cuts 1,700 German jobs in global reorganisation

Bayer cuts 1,700 German jobs in global reorganisation

100,000 march against social service cuts

100,000 march against social service cuts

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Rail delays continue despite strike’s end

Rail delays continue despite strike’s end

Metal workers to strike

Metal workers to strike

France weighs into German wage debate

France weighs into German wage debate

IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

Policeman wins a week’s holiday for time spent donning uniform

Policeman wins a week’s holiday for time spent donning uniform

German car sales slump while exports surge

German car sales slump while exports surge

Union ramps up pressure on auto industry

Union ramps up pressure on auto industry

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble

Opel agrees on restructuring plan with unions

Opel agrees on restructuring plan with unions

US government calls out Deutsche Telekom over union busting

US government calls out Deutsche Telekom over union busting

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Half of Germany’s new hires face job insecurity

Half of Germany’s new hires face job insecurity

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Metal employers’ group slams wage claim

Metal employers’ group slams wage claim

Delays expected as Frankfurt Airport custodial workers strike

Delays expected as Frankfurt Airport custodial workers strike

Deutsche Post to close all of its own post offices

Deutsche Post to close all of its own post offices

Key union turns its back on flailing SPD

Key union turns its back on flailing SPD

Unions call for security for those who lose out in financial crisis

Unions call for security for those who lose out in financial crisis

Steelworkers union reaches an agreement in wage dispute

Steelworkers union reaches an agreement in wage dispute

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Berlin court rules supermarket cashier rightfully fired over €1.30

Berlin court rules supermarket cashier rightfully fired over €1.30

Union calls for strikes as state wage talks fail

Union calls for strikes as state wage talks fail

Rail unions tell Deutsche Bahn to explain spy scandal

Rail unions tell Deutsche Bahn to explain spy scandal

Union warns of strikes in public sector

Union warns of strikes in public sector

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade

IG Metall stages strike in wage dispute

IG Metall stages strike in wage dispute

Union boss told to quit over Lufthansa flights

Union boss told to quit over Lufthansa flights

Pilot strike delays flights in Germany

Pilot strike delays flights in Germany

German public sector wage row resolved

German public sector wage row resolved

Strike looms as German wage talks fail

Strike looms as German wage talks fail

German railway fights strike in court

German railway fights strike in court

German wage talks collapse

German wage talks collapse

Germany threatened by massive public sector strikes

Germany threatened by massive public sector strikes

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Massive nation-wide public service strikes

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

German wage rises lowest in Europe

German wage rises lowest in Europe

German work week getting longer

German work week getting longer

Germany plunges into deep recession

Germany plunges into deep recession