the Federal Minister for employment, Hubertus Heil, has confirmed its intention, in the new year with a Hartz-IV-Reform. Excessive penalties should be abolished, the duties of cooperation of recipients to be maintained, said the SPD politician, the editorial network in Germany.
He pointed out that the Federal constitutional court will hear in January about the legality of sanctions in the basic security. He was expecting “a very interesting debate”.
His attitude in this question was not clear, said healing. “Excessive sanctions do not work in practice, but many are unsettling, way. The increased penalties are under 25. Most of all, I am but on the other hand, that the cost of the accommodation may be reduced.”
On the question of whether it should stick to the principle of promoting and demanding, ‘ said the SPD politician: “I am against the abolition of the duty to cooperate.” There is in the social state of a double responsibility – the care of the state’s needy to help, the other is the responsibility of each Individual to be yourself. “Does this mean: If you take the x-th Time, an appointment at the office not true, it should have consequences.”
The German trade Union Federation (DGB) is pushing more to pay for longer unemployment benefits, before the attacks. “After the unemployment benefit I, there should be a connector on unemployment benefit for a further two years, funded out of taxes,” said DGB Board member Annelie colorful Bach, the “New osnabrück newspaper”. The payment should be linked to the periods of employment. “This means that someone must have paid ten years in the unemployment insurance to get through three years of unemployment benefits.”