Collective bargaining

Collective bargaining is at the heart of BDA’s work. As a central federation, it does not conclude collective agreements itself, but coordinates the pay policy of its member federations in sectors and regions. In Germany, remuneration and working times are negotiated autonomously by the social partners, in other words without state influence. more


Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft

Under the motto “we nurture the next generation”, sdw provides forward-looking education offers for enthusiastic school students and for particularly promising undergraduates and postgraduates. more

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Missions of BDA

BDA is a discussion partner for its members, the general public, German government and German parliament on all issues linked to social and pay policy, labour law, education personnel and society policy including European and international social policy. more

Press Office

For an interview or a position paper, for a policy assessment or evaluation, for a technical question or background information, the BDA Press Office is your first port of call for all policy issues linked to labour market, labour legislation, social affairs, pay and education in Germany, and to European social policy. In liaison with our qualified experts, our press officers are at your disposal to help you collect reliable information rapidly. ... more


BUSINESSEUROPE is the official mouthpiece of more than 20 million small, medium-sized and large firms and businesses in European affairs. Its members are 40 industrial and employer associations in 34 countries. Its objective is to bring about more growth and competitiveness in Europe. ... more


BDA organises and moderates the cross-sectoral and country-wide consensus between its members. BDA collates the opinions of its members and is their mouthpiece. BDA experts prepare positions on macroeconomic analyses, provide assistance with legal questions and contribute to ongoing development of legislation. ... more