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  • Further support

    Trade unions are employee organisations. They represent the interests of employees at various levels. Trade unions provide advice on employment law and legal protection for their members. More detailed information is available on the pages of the German Trade Union Federation and the member unions.

  • DGB

    DGB stands for German Trade Union Federation (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund). Eight member unions belong to the DGB.

    www.dgb.de

  • Ver.di

    Ver.di is the trade union for service sector employees.

    www.verdi.de

  • NGG

    NGG is the trade union for the food, beverages and catering sector.

    www.ngg.net

  • IG BAU

    IG BAU is the trade union for the construction, agriculture and environment, and building cleaning sectors.

    www.igbau.de

  • IG Metall

    IG Metall is the trade union for employees in the metal working and electrical sectors, and in the textiles industry and the skilled trades.

    www.igmetall.de

  • IG BCE

    IG BCE is the trade union for employees in the metal working and electrical sectors, and in the mining, chemicals and energy sectors.

    www.igbce.de

  • GEW

    GEW is the trade union for education and science sectors.

    www.gew.de

  • GdP

    GdP is the trade union for the police.

    www.gdp.de