Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - In connection with allegations against the Hessian offshoot of the German Tax Union, the German Association of Civil Servants dbb is demanding personnel consequences. The state head of the tax union, Michael Volz, is also deputy chairman of the Hessian dbb. The dbb state management in Hesse asked him to resign his office immediately or at least to let it rest until the investigation was completed, as the union announced on Thursday on request. The "Frankfurter Rundschau" had previously reported on it.
The public prosecutor's office is investigating the German tax union in Hesse because, among other things, irregularities are said to have occurred in the accounting of travel expenses. The union has dismissed the allegations as unfounded.
The decision of the dbb state management states that a trusting cooperation with Volz is no longer possible. He was recalled as a representative of dbb in the Broadcasting Council of the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation.
When asked by the tax union, Volz did not comment on the dbb's demand. The tax union itself sees no reason for a personnel realignment. "For us, there is no prejudice against our state chairman and the presumption of innocence continues to apply," she said after a meeting of the state executive board in Fulda. The dbb's demand was received with "great surprise".
The dbb civil servants' association and tariff union in Hesse is an association of 39 member trade unions in the public sector.