The major German metalworkers’ union IG-Metall (Industriegewerkschaft Metall, the Industrial Union of Metalworkers) has taken upon itself the responsibility of policing its members’ opinions on immigration as expressed on the Internet, and demands that those who do not toe the line be fired.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Donau Kurier:
IG-Metall demands the firing of employees who show hostility to foreigners
IG Metall demands a non-compromising procedure against xenophobic employees. Firms should fire anyone who makes openly racist and xenophobic commentaries on the Internet.
IG Metall demands a non-compromising procedure against xenophobic employees. Firms should fire anyone who makes openly racist and xenophobic commentaries on the Internet, so says the new IG-Metall boss Jörg Hofmann in an interview with Deutschlandfunk. The companies can expect approval of such actions from the Worker’s Union.
“Whoever hates? Fired. Everybody has to understand that. It can’t be just accepted, when racist vulgarities split entire workforces,” he says.
Hofmann also warns not to play domestic Germans and refugees against each other. “The long-time unemployed person here has the same entitlements and chances for assistance as the refugees who come here.” In this non-discriminatory approach also includes that refugees who are less qualified still have a right to a minimum wage of €8.50. Shorting wages because they’re refugees is barred.