The proportion of East German workers covered by codetermination has declined from 43% in the mid-nineties to 33% in 2018.

“In order to get a meaningful picture of the (dwindling) coverage of workplace codetermination, attention should be directed to the proportion of employees who benefit from codetermination. This share, too, has declined in the west since the mid-nineties from 51 to 40 per cent today, in the east from 43 to 33 per cent (see Fig. 1).”