Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie Landesbezirk Nord: Innovative ideas for bringing interests into line

The successful recovery from the financial crisis shows the essential factors for the strength of our companies. These al­­ways include highly qualified, motivated and flexible employees. It is this growing competitive pressure which requires the development of elements which are in­­tel­­ligent, innovative and necessary for shaping the change processes. These elements are needed in order to bring the differing interests of companies and em­­ployees into line. Locations and jobs in Northern Germany are secured by nu­­mer­­ous site agreements, in-house wage agreements and above all through the strengthening and development of an intelligent area system. The traditional topics in collective bargaining are supple­­mented by collective bargaining agreements which actively reflect the effects of the demographic change. Our collective bargaining agreements thus make a sig­­ni­­ficant contribution to strengthening Ger­­many as a business location.

Providing clear answers to questions and taking a stance when problems arise – this is the standard against which the IG BCE measures itself.  The members can be cer­­tain that their IG BCE will fight for their rights and interests in dialogue with busi­­ness and politics and will exert its in­­flu­­ence on industrial and socio-political con­­­­ditions which shape the future for both companies and our members.


  1. Adress

    Königsworther Platz 6
    D-30157 Hannover
    Telefon +49 (0) 511 7631-500
    Telefax +49 (0) 511 7631-520
  2. District manager

    Ralf Becker
  3. Employees

  4. Members

    about 90.000
  5. Structure

    7 districts (Alfeld, Hamburg, Hannover, Ibbenbüren, Schleswig-Holstein, Oldenburg, Wolfenbüttel)
  6. Industries

    Chemistry, rubber, plastics, pharmaceuticals,
    medicine technology, paper industry, glass, coal,
    oil, natural gas, ceramics, potash,
    salt, leather and energy 
  7. Business activity

    Collective bargaining policies/collective bargaining agreements
    Labour and employment law
    Training and further education
    Wide range of training courses Consulting