Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Martin Kannegiesser, president of the Gesamtmetall German manufacturing employers’ association, said that more employees should work a 40-hour week, Welt said, citing an interview with the manager.
At the moment, only 18 percent of industrial workers have a 40-hour week, with a 35-hour week being the norm, Kannegiesser said, according to the German newspaper. Kannegiesser said he rejects calls from the IG Metall union to give trainees an open-ended contract, according to Welt.
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