CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL CHOICES
The rise in full time employment is merely a massive expansion of the low-wage sector
"The rise in full time employment is merely a massive expansion of the low-wage sector. The 2011 has registered a rising number of “top-up” welfare payments to full time workers.”
“As a result of this massive increase in low-paid and/or part-time work (mini-jobs), many such workers try to find second jobs, or even more than one to make ends meet.”
The 2011 has registered a rising number of “top-up” welfare payments to full time workers
Source: Hans Bôckler-Stiftung 2012
THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES
“Today nearly 12 million people live below the poverty threshold this means 940 euro par month for a single person ."
“The absence of a minimum wage is a disgrace for a country with a flourishing economy like Germany”.
We need different policies policies
- Equal pay between temporary and regular employees;
- Promote the coverage of the collective agreements at any level in order to ensure fair wages and avoid social dumping; where they already exist preserve and strengthen the minimum wages;
- To establish more coordinated and more stringent national tax policies;
- Fight politically against low wages and reduce the extent of unequal distribution of income through higher taxation to an acceptable level.
The ETUC expresses its solidarity and full support
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