German Metal Workers Union

Just under 2.3 million persons employed in the metal producing and metal working industries, the textile and clothing industry and the wood and plastics industry have joined the IG Metall trade union to achieve better representation and support of legitimate interests on the job and in society. And they have clearly succeeded – if one considers the developments of the past few years and decades: higher wages, shorter working hours and more vacation time. More social security. Greater freedom for further personal development. The core activities of the IG Metall include promoting advanced vocational training programs and education policy. The trade union commits itself to professional training by creating future-oriented jobs. It also organizes advanced training courses in the field of IT. In the sphere of higher education it strives to achieve better-quality engineering and informatics study programs and is dedicated to the instrument of accreditation.