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Union Campaigns in Germany directed against Inequality: The Minimum Wage Campaign and the Emmely Campaign

Authors

  • Jörg Nowak University of Kassel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15173/glj.v6i3.2323

Abstract

The article analyses two campaigns in Germany in the context of trade unions that deal with inequality. The minimum wage campaign successfully led to the implementation of a legal minimum wage in Germany. The Emmely campaign reinstated a supermarket cashier who was sacked after a strike, and the federal labour court introduced a slight change of labour law in the wake of the campaign. Both campaigns relied on overwhelming support from the general population.

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Published

2015-09-30