In 2017, the IG metall union conducted a nationwide employee survey on "politics for all – safe, fair and self-determined" carried out in the companies.
The employees of siemens healthineers erlangen& forchheim took an active part in the project and included many questionnaires in the evaluation.
For every completed questionnaire, IG metall donates one euro to a social project in the region. Which project receives the donation is decided by the respective interest group.
The works council and the IG metall store stewards at siemens healthineers have joined in the company dialog for the association for the reintegration of mentally ill people "wabe" in erlangen as well as for the "INSEL" – consulting and meeting. Social psychiatric service – decided in forchheim. The donation was handed over at the IGM office in erlangen.
A new departure in working time policy
"With this donation, we would like to support the exemplary commitment of these two organizations in the region" emphasized jorg sussmann, VK manager at siemens healthineers.
"With their participation, the employees set an example for a change in working time policy and at the same time support a good cause", christa gerdes, BR member and member of the IGM negotiating committee, emphasized.
"Only in a just society can all people live safely and in a self-determined manner. This is what we as IG metall work for and show solidarity with those who need support" said silvia heid, first authorized representative.