Executive Board Member
IG Metall (Union)German
Helga Schwitzer is the Executive Board Member of the IG Metall Union and is responsible for collective bargaining. Schwitzer successfully negotiated a new collective agreement for the metal and electrical industry and agreed a 15% wage increase for agency workers in the sector. This agreement was subsequently emulated in other business sectors. From 1985 to 2007 Schwitzer was the Union Secretary of IG Metall district headquarters of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.