Chemical collective bargaining adjourned without offer

Chemical collective bargaining adjourned without offer

At a meeting at regional level in bad homburg near frankfurt, the employers’ association for the chemical industry in hesse rejected the IG BCE union’s demand for a 6.0 percent pay increase as unfeasible. The industry expects economic stagnation this year, with increasing risks.

Moreover, the approximately 550,000 employees in germany’s third-largest industrial sector had no backlog from previous years, said hessenchemie negotiator christoph obladen. "With the highest wage agreement in germany of 4.1 percent more pay, employees had a significant increase in real wages in 2011, despite the fact that growth rates have been falling since the middle of 2011."

The union demands 6.0 percent more pay for a term of twelve months. The head of the hessian-thuringian state government, volker weber, took a fundamentally different view of the economic situation: "the chemical industry in hesse is doing extremely well. A small dip at the turn of the year has been overcome. Almost all forecasts assume that the economy will pick up again as early as the middle of the year."


Visitors come to the historical market in ebermannstadt despite the rain

visitors come to the historical market in ebermannstadt despite the rain

To the 23. The historical market in the lower barn district in ebermannstadt in connection with an open sunday in the city center was attended by many visitors despite adverse weather conditions.

Eckart henzler (55) from weismain has his work cut out for him. Under the motto "I’ll carve you your favorite animal" he invites children to his stand to carve american wild animals out of wood and give them the right shape using his carving technique. "Because of the rain showers that come every now and then, i am busy rubbing the wooden figures dry again and again," he explains, tells the 55-year-old, who is attending the historic market for the first time. "The children get a sandpaper from me and were allowed to help with their animal", tells henzler. This allowed the children to identify with the material and then also with their animal. In winter, henzler makes wooden nativity figures, in summer they are wooden animals. What is particularly popular with children? "Contrary to the trend, girls today are increasingly opting for crocodiles and boys for dolphins", reports henzler. At the stand of the beekeepers association ebermannstadt cashier thomas dehler has stand duty. In addition to information about beekeeping, he also sells honey. A total of four types are offered for sale: forest and blood honey, creamy blood honey, summer blood honey and spring blood honey. "Today, people especially like to buy forest and blood honey", betrayal dehler. "The forest and blood honey has a slightly harsher taste", he explains. Right after that comes the creamy blood honey, which is particularly good as a spread on bread and rolls, says the beekeeper.

Topic referendum

Of course, the stand of the beekeepers’ association will also be used to talk about the "save the bees" petition discussed. For thomas dehler, this is a step in the right direction, but only a small one. In his opinion a general rethinking must take place in the heads of humans. On the one hand, dehler thinks it’s okay that farmers are now being forced by law to preserve and expand the habitats of bees through certain mowing practices. But he also warns against too much regulation and breaks a lance for agriculture. The farmers themselves had already done a lot for the preservation of the bees in recent years. Whether the way to simply put another law over the already much-flawed agriculture is the right way, he leaves open. He appeals to the citizens: "the domestic lawn must really be mowed weekly? Not everything we think is weed is actually weed for the bees." Every private person can do something for the preservation of the bees by creating flowerbeds on private property and not opting for a rock garden.


Raising the protective wall at the sagewerk

Raising the protective wall at the sagewerk

The wall at the reinlein steel mill, which is located directly on the schlusselfelder strabe in geiselwind, has to be dimensioned higher than originally planned for reasons of arm protection.

At the meeting of the municipal council, mayor ernst nickel informed that measurements were taken from the opposite residents, which gave this result. In order to achieve better protection, it must in future be four meters high over a length of 30 meters, instead of the current 2.65 meters.

According to mayor nickel, the neighbors have gone to court to demand an increase in the price. Measurements were then taken, an expert opinion was drawn up and the result was that the crash barrier had to be extended to this height. The municipality now has to decide whether to allow the wall at the eastern entrance to the town.


Homeland friends have lifted up the lock keeper’s house

homeland friends have lifted up the lock keeper's house

Josef hofbauer the little lock-keeper’s house in forchheim stands lonely, somehow out of time, at the crossroads of adenaueralle and bamberger-strabe. The facade of the building, which was erected around 1841, has been renovated. In addition, the building received new windows, wooden shutters painted light blue and a new door. The members of the heimatverein contributed about 33,000 euros to the project. The second half of the costs will be borne by the city of forchheim.

At the presentation of the work, dieter george, chairman of the local heritage society, recalled the history of the building. From here, a lock-keeper kept an eye on shipping traffic on the forchheim section of the 172.4-kilometer canal, which was officially completed in 1840. The former level of the canal and the stairs leading down to the back of the house can still be seen in the color of the masonry on the front side of the house today.

Former canal, today an avenue

Schrag reports that there used to be a real harbor on the barthelmann site, just north of the schlossla inn.


A glamping vacation: the luxurious family camping vacation on the adriatic sea

Thanks to numerous last-minute offers, last-minute travelers can find dream destinations in the sunny south even at short notice if they want to escape the german weather. The italian adriatic continues to be the most popular destination for travelers. But instead of booking into a hotel, many german vacationers have discovered camping in its luxurious variant, so-called glamping. This vacation of a very special kind is bookable at vacanceselect. The art word "glamping means glamourous camping. The u.S. And british have created this trend, which is also becoming increasingly popular in the rest of europe.

Campsites with a feel-good factor

Modern campsites no longer have much in common with the campfire romance of earlier years, when camping holidaymakers had to put up with many restrictions. The resorts themselves offer a wide range of leisure activities such as playgrounds, wellness facilities and, of course, an exquisite cuisine. And the tents for the luxurious camping vacation leave nothing to be desired. Some of them are very mobile, so that travelers can leave their sleeping bags and camping mats at home with a clear conscience. Another advantage: the glampers can design their vacation completely individually and get to know several regions, provided they can also book the luxury accommodation for a shorter stay.