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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –

Source: CDU CSU

Mister President! Dear colleagues! Ladies and gentlemen! It is undisputed: if Germany wants to continue to be economically leading, especially if Germany wants to get out of the current crisis, we need more skilled workers. That is why, together with the federal government, we have set in motion something much more comprehensive, namely the skilled workers strategy for our country. The content of the skilled workers strategy is first and foremost to increase the domestic potential of potential skilled workers, i.e. to give employees the opportunity to gain further qualifications for the future, for example the Qualification Opportunities Act. In addition, we have taken over 4 billion euros in hand to give people who have been unemployed for a long time, unemployment benefit II, finally a chance to get back into the labor market; an instrument which, by the way, works very successfully.

It is interesting that the parliamentary group that submitted this application today rejected both laws on the qualification of German workers in the German Bundestag. Remarkable!

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD – Andrea Lindholz [CDU / CSU]: scandal!)

And it clearly shows that you are not concerned with the German workers, you are certainly not concerned with the German unemployed.

(Dr. Alexander Gauland [AfD]: We are concerned with hatred and agitation!)

That’s not the case with you.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD and FDP)

The Skilled Workers Immigration Act creates something that the vast majority of citizens in our country has long called for, namely a clear separation between the issue of asylum and the issue of labor migration. That is right as well.

(Andrea Lindholz [CDU / CSU]: Exactly!)

Ladies and gentlemen, we want skilled workers because we need them. We set clear conditions for this, for example in terms of salary. Precisely because we want to shape the digital world, we say: Yes, we need more IT people. – But if a foreign IT worker is supposed to come here, then we require that he present a job offer where he earns at least 4,140 euros a month. No dumping wages: it has to be over 4,000 euros.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU)

For other areas of employment we have written into the law that someone who is 45 years or older must prove a minimum salary of 3795 euros per month.

President Dr. German politican:

Mr Weiß, would you allow Mr Springer to ask a question?

Peter Weiß (Emmendingen) (CDU / CSU):

Yes gladly.

(Christoph Bernstiel [CDU / CSU]: Well, until now it was louder, Mr. Springer!)

René Springer (AfD):

That can change again now. – Mister President! Thank you for allowing the question, Mr White. – You are just saying that a wage condition has been introduced for IT specialists, which means that a certain wage must be included in the employment contract. You are absolutely right. We’re not talking about the Skilled Workers Immigration Act, but about the European Union’s Blue Card; that is a completely different possibility of skilled immigration.

(Michael Grosse-Brömer [CDU / CSU]: What?)

I wanted to ask you if you confused that in your speech.

(Michael Grosse-Brömer [CDU / CSU]: No!)

Many Thanks.

(Applause from the AfD – Marianne Schieder [SPD]: Such an interim question is totally superfluous!)

Peter Weiß (Emmendingen) (CDU / CSU):

Mr Springer, after this debate I will send you a copy of the Skilled Workers Immigration Act,

(Dr. Karamba Diaby [SPD]: Right!)

in which you can read exactly the passage I quoted on the subject of immigration of IT specialists.

(Ulli Nissen [SPD]: Reading helps!)

You probably have a cell phone or an iPhone, too, and if you do the math you will see that you are getting the monthly income I mentioned. That is the legal provision laid down there.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from members of the SPD – Michael Grosse-Brömer [CDU / CSU]: Mr. Springer jumped too short again!)

Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to talk about the subject of “unemployed foreigners”, you have to put the figures in relation to one another; this has rightly been pointed out. If you look at the unemployment rate among academics in Germany – I think that is the clearest example – you can see that the unemployment rate among German academics is higher than among foreign academics. This shows that the people who come to us are indeed so qualified that they do not lose their jobs, but, thank God, work successfully here in Germany for our German tax and social security system.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and Deputy Dr. Karamba Diaby [SPD])

Ladies and gentlemen, made in Germany is the trademark that stands for the success of the German economy. Made in Germany is also in demand worldwide. As a rule, you pay a little more for made in Germany than for something else. Made in Germany will only exist in the future, however, if the best skilled workers have a chance to realize their ideas in German high-tech companies and to use their labor.

(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU)

It is rightly asked: How do we get out of the current crisis? – We can already see that we are also successful with the efforts we are making: the number of unemployed and the number of short-time workers are falling. This is good news: it doesn’t go up, it goes down. But if we want to get out of this crisis with Made in Germany, then we need more and better skilled workers: employees who are ready to qualify here in Germany, but also qualified foreign skilled workers who come to us and are ready to work with us in Germany. They are wanted all over the world. It’s not like the specialists are standing in line with us; Qualified specialists are wanted all over the world. With the Skilled Workers Immigration Act, we have created the basis for Germany to continue to be successful, and that is what we want.

Many Thanks.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU)


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