May 1: More than 6,000 people at the trade union demonstration in Hamburg | NDR.de – News

Status: 01.05.2022 1:30 p.m.

More than 6,000 people took part in the large union Labor Day rallies in Hamburg on Sunday.

Hamburg DGB President Tanja Chawla called for a collective bargaining law for Hamburg and a fairer tax system with changes to wealth and inheritance tax. “It’s time we showed the city what we stand for: for the many demands for good work, good working conditions and social justice in a city for all,” she said at the rally.

THE AUDIO: Thousands of people at the DGB rally at the Fischmarkt (1 min)

The union motto this year is “GeMAInsam Shape the Future”. The DGB had organized three demonstration trains in Hamburg, which started in the morning in the districts of Bergedorf, Harburg and Eimsbüttel.

“Ecological transformation” one of the objectives

In an interview with NDR 90.3, the DGB president also cited “ecological transformation” as one of the goals. The fact is that companies must work more and more in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. This requires greater employee co-management, for example through greater influence of works councils.

Ukraine is also a problem

Regarding the war in Ukraine, Chawla said: “It is necessary for the federal government to revamp the energy policy framework. This must also be directly linked to green procurement. In addition, the expected rise in energy prices must be cushioned.

Hamburg’s first mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) and deputy mayor Katharina Fegebank (Greens) also joined the rally. For the first time after two years of the pandemic, no corona rules applied to the protests on the 1st weekend of May.

Further information

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