In response to growing unemployment among young people, the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) organized a demonstration on April 1, 1975, in support of the Vocational Training Act [Berufsbildungsgesetz] proposed by the social-liberal coalition. Here, a Frankfurt demonstrator takes aim at the president of the German confederation of employers, Hanns Martin Schleyer, who took a tough stance in collective wage-bargaining disputes. The sign can be translated as: “Schleyer is his name, stealing from apprentices is his game.”

Demonstration by the Confederation of German Trade Unions (April 1, 1975)

  • Abisag Tüllmann


Source: Demonstration for the Vocational Training Act and against youth unemployment. The slogan on the poster refers to Hanns Martin Schleyer, President of the Federation of German Employers. April 1975. Photo: Abisag Tüllmann.
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