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Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund is a confederation of German trade unions. It was a national trade union center of Germany.

The DGB hat 8 German trade unions with more than 7 million people (31.12.2004). It was founded in Munich in 12 October 1949.

Trade unions

  • IG BAU - IG Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (Construction, Agriculture, Environment) 424,808 members = 6.06%
  • IG BCE - IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (Mining, Chemicals, Energy) 770,582 members = 10.99%
  • GEW - Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (Education and Science) 254,673 members = 3.63%
  • IGM - IG Metall (Metalworkers) 2,425,005 members = 34.58%
  • NGG - Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (Food, Beverages and Catering) 225,328 members = 3.21%
  • GdP - Gewerkschaft der Polizei (Police) 177,910 members = 2.54%
  • TRANSNET Gewerkschaft (Railway Workers) 270,221 members = 3.85%
  • ver.di - Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (United Services Union) 2,464,510 members = 35.14%

( DGB in total: 7,013,037 members = 100% // all values: 31 December 2004 )

Presidents

  • 1949–1951: Hans Böckler
  • 1951–1952: Christian Fette
  • 1952–1956: Walter Freitag
  • 1956–1962: Willi Richter
  • 1962–1969: Ludwig Rosenberg
  • 1969–1982: Heinz-Oskar Vetter
  • 1982–1990: Ernst Breit
  • 1990–1994: Heinz-Werner Meyer
  • 1994–2002: Dieter Schulte
  • 2002–today: Michael Sommer
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