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Thick wind in the AfD "Working for factions is hell"


For some in the AfD it was like a bogeyman: a works council for the parliamentary group. There is now. His election shows how divided the party is. Four rooms in the Bundestag were rented for the start: not that the 42 participants needed that much space. Organizers were concerned that they would still be competing for conference rooms and that they would end up with no space. Finally, it was about the establishment of a works council for the employees of the Bundestag faction of the AfD. And there was considerable resistance to it in the race. “The election of an electoral body to prepare and conduct the election of a worker representative” could take place in the summer even if the AfD is a parliamentary group. The group eventually came to an agreement on giving administration employees more opportunities to formally co-determine. At a parliamentary group meeting, the majority spoke out against torpedoing the works council’s plan in court. That was unlikely to succeed anyway. Many MPs were not so sympathetic to a works council for the parliamentary group – it was also understood as a vote of no confidence by disgruntled employees against the leadership of the parliamentary group around Tino Cropalla and Alice Wiedel, a criticism of their own leadership. Since September, there has been a works council, which is supposed to represent the interests of employees. But still there is no peace. Details that have now become known show that grievances continue and discontent among many within the group remains high. The parliamentary group that worked against the establishment of the Confidence Committee had a large part in making the mood of the Board so toxic. At that time, he created a “Trust Committee” staffed with his favorite employees. Their aim was to exploit the discontent that was already existing within the parliamentary group. In a notice to colleagues, for example, it questioned the legal basis of a works council: “Parliamentary groups do not fall within the scope of the Workers’ Representation Act or the Works Constitution Act,” it said – although at the time all parliamentary groups except the AfD and FDP had works councils. Anyone who wants a works council in the AfD should ask themselves “aren’t they joining forces with a devastating odds where we all end up losing.” Don’t put it, maybe they didn’t have it. Either is an opportunity. But even those who pushed for the establishment did not win. Surprisingly, a second group ran. According to the initiators of the works council, he should be closer to the board. The group eventually won with 53 percent and now has four members. On the other hand the initiators of Works Council got only three places. A woman now heads the works council. He does not want his name to be published. Working for the AfD can lead to insults and threats. Regardless of the election, he was relieved of his previous duties as a consultant to a working group. He and the parliamentary group do not comment: “no opinion” is given on “personal matters”. For the same reason, he doesn’t want to answer whether his work is already having an impact. He does not comment critically on the allegations. However, the group heard that urgent issues are still not being addressed. Many parliamentary group employees are angry that about a dozen of them do not know whether their contracts will be extended at the end of the year. You need to start looking for a new job now, but it’s not that easy. Many HR managers are put off when the last employer on their resume is the “AfD party”. Pending contract extensions will be used to put pressure on workers. “That’s why some people are moving away,” local people say. Employees also did not listen to promises of performance bonuses last year. The pay structure is not transparent and many feel that it is unfair. They said that some aspects of the organization are not understandable. MPs’ staff put it bluntly: “Working in a parliamentary group is hell if you don’t include the right people.” They consider him too weak and criticize that the majority in the working council is close to those responsible or responsible for the privileged power structure and favors favourites. It makes him suspicious when the Parliamentary Group spokesperson said that “cooperation between the Parliamentary Group Executive and Committees (…) is credible and constructive”. From “Group”. In fact, there are voices within the group that deny that there are two opposing camps. The Chairperson of the Works Council said that the work of the Works Council has been very consistent and constructive so far. The Committee is fully committed to technical work and is governed by impartiality and transparency. 4:3 Majority has not yet been able to decide the disputed matter. It is said that such vote has not been taken yet. But maybe help will come from somewhere else. Since early November, the Parliamentary Group has once again had the post of Managing Director. The post was vacant for almost five years. Rüdiger Kreisel’s often criticized internal processes should be better structured. He is not jealous of this work in the group.

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SULTAN MAHMUD
SULTAN MAHMUDhttps://nextpress.news/
Bangladesh Politics, Political Development, Party Politics, International Affiars, Liberation War of Bangladesh, Peace and Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Security Studies.
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