The Federal Ministry of labour proposes to extend the increase in the short-time working allowance and the payment of social insurance contributions up to March 2022. The portfolio of Minister of labour, Mr Hubertus Heil (SPD) have developed a short time prior to the coalition Committee on Tuesday, a model, reports the “Bild am Sonntag” citing a confidential concept. Finance Minister and SPD Chancellor candidate, Olaf Scholz, called also for a renewal of the action.
At the Meeting of the coalition tips on Tuesday, the Union and SPD want to advise is also expected to extend the maximum duration of short-time working – from twelve to 24 months. In the conversation is to connect to a qualification of employees.
As the “Bild am Sonntag”, citing in this paper, is to be paid to the short-time working allowances due to the Corona-crisis up to March 2022. The increase in the short-time work money should be continued until then. The employers, the social security should be refunded contributions for workers on short to March 2021 in full, to was from April of 2021, only 50 percent of it because the companies were short of workers. In this case, the state should pay the contributions until March 2022, the report says.
Regular the short-time allowance amounts to 60 percent of the failed net earnings, for employed persons with children 67 per cent. The Federal government had decided in the Corona-crisis, however, the short-time working to increase money. From the fourth month onwards it will be increased now to 70, or 77 per cent, from the seventh month to 80, or 87 percent.
After the Opening of shops and pubs, short-time work in Germany fell significantly in July, with 5.6 million people are Affected, but remains at a very high level. Especially from Coronavirus-affected industries such as the airline could still be dependent for a long time on short-time working.