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A trade unionist in body and soul

A trade unionist in body and soul

He is the senior citizens’ representative of IG metall in the kitzingen district. And that is somehow logical. Who else should take on this work than alois klebes??

His life is the union. He stands behind their goals, their values and he appreciates the community. The man from kleinlangheim has been a union member for 50 years, and his wife edith for 49 years. When asked whether unions will continue to be important in the future, the otherwise courteous and cheerful alois klebes looks at his counterpart as if he is not of this world. "Of course," he says then. "Just think of the IT industry. The poor guys have to be available around the clock. It is not possible."

Pioneering schafkopf evenings

Throughout his working life, alois klebes has championed the interests of employees. At the age of 24, he was already the chairman of the works council at the baumuller company in kitzingen, germany. He had previously learned at the company rothe. Every day he rode his moped from his home town of konigheim in tauberfranken to kitzingen. One hour there, one hour back. After the first winter, he took a room with the former locksmith of the fehrer company in the housing estate. In the evening, he played schafkopf with his works council chairman and his colleague from huppmann. Young alois got involved as a "brunskarter" – and got infected with the union virus. "We need a good and functioning counterweight to the employers," he is still convinced today. Without the unions, the gap between rich and poor would widen even further. He fought for workers’ rights throughout his active career. He describes the implementation of sick pay insurance in the 60s and 70s as a major achievement. "Today a matter of course."He also thinks back fondly to the introduction of the 35-hour week. "So we could save hundreds of thousands of jobs."

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Berlin under pressure from brussels in wirecard scandal

Berlin under pressure from Brussels in wirecard scandal

After the billion-euro crash of the dax company wirecard, which was allegedly caused by criminal activities, the federal government is coming under pressure from brussels. The EU commission calls in the european financial supervisory authority ESMA.

Supervisors to scrutinize collapse of munich-based payment service provider and possible oversight by regulators. Until 15. July is supposed to be a preliminary investigation report. This is revealed in a letter from the commission to the ESMA, which was made available to the german press agency on friday.

The federal government is alarmed – and wants to check whether there was a lack of supervision: "this is a worrying case," said government spokesman steffen seibert in berlin. "And of course the aim must be to prevent damage to germany’s financial center as a whole.". That is why weaknesses in control mechanisms, "where they are found, also had to be remedied." The federal supervisory authority for wirecard is bafin.

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Ex-king juan carlos leaves spain

Ex-king juan carlos leaves spain

Spanish ex-king juan carlos exiled at 82 amid scandal over alleged bribes and judicial investigation.

He leaves the zarzuela palace in madrid and also his home country and moves abroad, the "rey emerito", the emeritus king, informs his son and successor felipe VI. In a letter published on monday by the royal family in madrid with.

The daily newspaper "el mundo", which is usually very well informed on the subject of the monarchy, asserted that the decision was taken primarily by felipe. The royal family "forced" juan carlos to leave spain, the paper says. The affair had greatly damaged the image of felipe and the spanish monarchy. Calls for the abolition of the monarchy had recently become louder and louder.

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