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(In the report from October 24th, 10.13 am, the source was added: Stefan Wolf spoke to the “Bild” newspaper, the quotes appeared in the Saturday edition (2nd sentence)
BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The designated president of the employers’ association Gesamtmetall, Stefan Wolf, has spoken out in favor that employees in the economic crisis should do overtime sometimes without a wage premium. “We now need overtime without full wages. That can be two or four hours a week,” said Wolf, who is to be elected to succeed Rainer Dulger at the top of the overall metal level in November, the newspaper “Bild” (Saturday ). A rigid 35-hour week no longer fits in with the time. He wanted to vary flexibly, depending on the order situation, said Wolf.
From Wolf’s point of view, late surcharges should also be partially abolished. These are “no longer up-to-date”. Special payments such as Christmas bonuses should also be scrutinized, as well as break regulations. Wolf generally only wants short-time work with appropriate wage reductions. “If you listen to the factories: Many people would be willing to make concessions,” said Wolf, who is also CEO of the automotive supplier ElringKlinger: “I urge IG Metall: listen to these people.” / Sl / DP / he