Digital Team

Christian Meyer: “It's exciting to make trade union work future-proof!”

25.07.2024 | Christian Meyer joined the digital team at IG Metall Berlin in May. His previous role at the office since April 2023 was media relations. Christian is an enthusiastic trade unionist. Read what motivates him, what inspires him and more in the interview.

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Sören Lieske: Returning to IG Metall Berlin

22.07.2024 | After three and a half years in IG Metall’s Tesla project, Sören Lieske is returning to IG Metall Berlin and joins the digital team. Sören still knows some of the digital companies from his previous work at the local. He is now looking forward to tackling the structure building and organizing together with a great team. More in the interview.

Digital Team

Sandra Rullich is looking forward to do pioneering work in the digital team

18.07.2024 | Sandra Rullich joined the IG Metall Berlin digital team in June. Where does she come from? What does she have to contribute? Why did she choose Berlin? What is she looking forward to in the IG Metall Berlin digital team? More in the interview.

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Sabrina Lamers Brings Power and Passion for International Solidarity to the Digital Team

17.07.2024 | Since May this year Sabrina Lamers works with great enthusiasm inside the Digital Team IG Metall Berlin. Where her passion for union politics comes from, which background she has and why the new project excites her: read further.

Digital economy

Networking event at IG Metall was a big success

12.07.2024 | More than 40 organized employees from Berlin's digital economy followed an invitation to a cross-company network meeting at the IG Metall building on the evening of 9 July.

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Jan Brauburger wants to increase worker participation as part of new digital team

05.07.2024 | Jan Brauburger joined the IG Metall Berlin team in February 2024. Together with his four colleagues, he helps workers in the digital economy to set up works councils and negotiate collective agreements. Read more in the interview.

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"Digital economy, we are your union!"

28.06.2024 | Berlin is a hotspot for the digital economy. There are now more than 145 000 jobs in the German capital. Every fourth new job is created in this sector. IG Metall’s executive committee has assigned it’s Berlin branch with tapping into the digital economy for development and organizing. Five colleagues are starting to explore the sector this July.

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Networking event: Organized Tech Workers of IG Metall 

26.06.2024 | On July 9th IG Metall Berlin is hosting a networking event for employees of Berlins digital industry. Members of several works councils and IG Metall officials will discuss and plan collective action. 

Elections of confidants 2024

Confidants at CARIAD. Close to colleagues on an equal footing with the union

16.05.2024 | New confidants will be elected at CARIAD in June. Two of the current confidants spoke to us about their motivation and prospects.


Clear majority for the IG Metall list in the works council election at MBition

13.05.2024 | In the end of April 2024, a clear majority was achieved for the IG Metall list in the works council election at MBition. The new works council was constituted in Berlin on May 2. Victoria Fischer was elected Chairwoman and Christopher Schlichting Deputy Chairman.


CARIAD: Employment security until 2029

27.03.2024 | In February, the employer and IG Metall signed a collective agreement on job security at CARIAD.


Fair and Just. The new IG Metall fee structure

27.02.2024 | As a result of the changes made to the statute during IG Metall congress (“Gewerkschaftstag“) last fall, there is a new fee structure, which is applied since January 1st.


Caridians protest job cuts

14.11.2023 | More than 200 employees of VW’s software division CARIAD protested the threat of layoffs.


German labour law & works council constitution act - basics (BR I)

01.11.2023 | Works councils can achieve a great deal. To do so, however, they need to be familiar with a wide range of issues. We support them in this with our comprehensive and modern training program.

Tech & IT

Nice to meet you! We´re your union.

12.10.2023 | Things are happening in the digital economy. Works councils are being established and collective agreements concluded. IG Metall has a lot to offer for employees in the industry. A strong union voice is also important in the current discussions about the future of remote work.

Shop Stewards

“For me, the human component is important.” Portait of an IG Metall shop steward at CARIAD

13.09.2023 | Cindy Fasanya is an IG Metall shop steward at VW software-brand CARIAD. She started in 2020 and joined IG Metall after a short time. As a shop steward, she wanted to stand up for others. Together they achieved their first own collective agreement through warning strikes.


Tech Workers Conference in Berlin is now open for registration

25.07.2023 | On 13-14 October 2023, the second Tech Workers Conference will take place.

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Tech Conference 2023

06.07.2023 | Berlin´s second Tech Conference takes place in october. Save the date, share the news.


"Very good deal". At ASML in Berlin, the new company collective agreement comes into force in July.

28.06.2023 | As of July 1, employees at ASML Berlin will benefit from an in-house collective agreement. A joint press conference of IG Metall and ASML provided information about the agreement.

Holiday Pay 2023

With Collective Bargaining Agreements, workers get more vacation days and more in their travel funds

22.06.2023 | Vacation finally. Employees in companies covered by collective agreements have a clear advantage here. With a collective agreement, they get not only more days of vacation, but also an extra bonus for the travel budget.

Impressions from re:publica

19.06.2023 | At the internationally renowned fair, we continued our survey on working conditions among tech workers and gained new insights into the state of digitalization in various areas of society.

15% more payment for Tech- and IT -workers

22.05.2023 | Workers in the sector of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with collective agreements earn on average almost 15 per cent more than those in companies without collective agreements. At the same time, their average working hours are lower.

Frau mit VR--Brille.

Why the metaverse needs works councils

15.05.2023 | The word sounds like science fiction. However, the effects on the world of work are real: The "metaverse" is a new place of work and a new work tool. In this interview, Detlef Gerst and Vanessa Barth (IG Metall headquarter in Frankfurt/Main) talk about opportunities and risks - and why the metaverse should not be a space free of co-determination.

Atos and Unify

Warning strike at Unify Berlin

19.04.2023 | Before the 4th negotiation about the inflation compensation bonus, 45 colleagues of Unify in Berlin stopped work to support the IG Metall negotiation commission. Today, IG Metall is negotiating for the fourth time about an inflation compensation bonus with the employers of Unify, science+computing and Bull.

Survey: Please participate!

Communication - how do we reach even more employees?

27.03.2023 | Today we are launching a survey that focuses on the communication and information behavior of members and non-members as well as on the image of IG Metall Berlin. We are focusing in particular on our colleagues in the digital economy, the so-called tech workers.

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