Although concentrations of people are banned because of COVID-19, "nothing will stop us from demanding our rights, this time from digital platforms," he added.
The DGB recalled that Germany's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will contract by 6.3 percent in 2020.
"We are confident that the reserves of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) will be sufficient to counteract the employment situation that has caused the new pandemic," the DGB leader said and explained that the BA reserves are close to 26 billion euros, thanks to the high employment figures that the country had maintained over the last years.
Hoffmann spoke on a program broadcast on social networks, as part of an atypical May Day commemoration. Despite the isolation measures, some citizens took part in decentralized events in a few streets of Berlin and Hamburg.