What is i-connection?

Talking to each other, learning together and developing new perspectives - that is i-connection.

The i-connection network brings together employees, voluntary union representatives and works council members from IT and engineering companies and industries, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about working in these industries. The members of the network are professionals in their jobs and want to stay that way – professional, healthy and with a secure income.

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Network members will find contact information and access to materials and documents in the internal section.


The contact person for the i-connection project is: 

Johannes Katzan
IG Metall Bezirksleitung
Niedersachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt, Postkamp 12, 30159 Hannover

+49 511 16406-48

Johannes.Katzandon't want spam(at)igmetall.de

Latest news

Impulse conference 2024

Dual students discuss work intensification

06/17/2024 | Berlin - At the second edition of the impulse conference for dual students, colleagues from the IG Metall regions of Berlin-Brandenburg-Saxony, Coast, as well as Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt came together to share their experiences in the workplace and in universities. The thematic focus was on the complex issue of increased work density and the associated burdens.

Conference at the "Hannover Messe"

Trade union calls for consistent support for the transformation of the automotive industry

04/25/2024 | Due to the ongoing challenges and dynamic changes in the industry, IG Metall emphasizes the need for a consistent industrial policy and support for the transition to electromobility. As part of its regional automotive conference, IG Metall invited various stakeholders from industry, science and employee representatives to engage in dialogue about the future of the German automotive industry.

New year, new laws

That will change for students in 2024

01/11/2024 | The federal government has introduced many legislative changes for the new year. We have summarized the most important points for students.

Agreement at IAV between IG Metall and management

Collective agreement with significant wage increases in 2024 and 2025

12/22/2023 | Employers and IG Metall had recently different positions in the current collective bargaining round. In the first round of negotiations on November 30 , 2023, the employers offered 8.5% wage increase over 24 months, compared to IG Metall‘s demand of 10.5% increase over 12 months.

Collective bargaining round picks up speed

More pay for IAV employees demanded

12/04/2023 | IG Metall is determined to defend the interests of IAV's workforce and is starting the 2023/2024 bargaining round with clear demands. In view of the fundamental changes in the automotive industry and the associated challenges for IAV in the midst of the transformation process, IG Metall is calling for significant investment in the workforce.

students meet engineers

The future of mobility: co-determined

11/13/2023 | For the seventh time, students and engineers from the IG Metall regions of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt as well as Berlin-Brandenburg-Saxony took the opportunity to discuss future topics at the weekend. This time, the focus was on issues relating to the mobility of the future.

Students are not second-class citizens!

Where is the increase in the BAföG rate?

09/01/2023 | It gives the impression that the interests of students in Germany are of secondary importance to the government.

Current ITC salary analysis

15 percent more for ICT employees with collective wage agreement

05/04/2023 | On average, ICT workers covered by collective bargaining agreements earn nearly 15 percent more than their counterparts in in companies without collective agreements. At the same time, they work fewer hours on average. This is shown by the new ICT salary analysis of IG Metall: ICT employees can also check and compare their own salaries.