The German trade Union Federation (DGB) is calling for tougher penalties for breaches of the minimum wage. “Employers who do not adhere to the rules, should in future receive no public orders anymore,” said DGB Board member Stefan Körzell the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

This should also apply to cases in which not the actual contractor, but the subcontractors over the minimum wage. With a view to the customs balance sheet for the past year, the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD), presented today, said Körzell: “the fact That there are violations on an enormous scale, demonstrates the importance of regular checks and the recording duty of the employer must be intensified at the working time.”

Who speak in this context of bureaucracy, did not understand the scope of the problem. To be able to more effectively control, need the customs as soon as possible. Previously, the trade Union IG BAU, the German government had called for more efforts in the fight against undeclared work. The financial control of undeclared work need more staff, and in all of the länder, there should be a focus of state prosecutors, said Robert Feiger, Chairman of industrial trade Union Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU), the German press Agency.

Currently, well-6700 tax collector prior to going nationwide to combat undeclared work and illegal employment. 2017 was caused to the Treasury by black labour, a loss of about one billion euros, for example through loss of social security contributions. Because the minimum wage was not respected, were, around 2500 investigation procedures to be initiated.

dpa