MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “Temporary work is wage dumping. It offers no security, degrades employees to work nomads and divides workforces. Temporary workers must therefore be put on an equal footing with the regular employees from the first day they work in the company, “comments Susanne Ferschl, deputy chairwoman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag, on current figures from the Federal Statistical Office, which show that the gross hourly earnings of temporary workers are a quarter lower than in the overall economy. Ferschl continues: “Temporary workers not only work more than average in the low-wage sector, they were also the first to be dismissed in the Corona crisis. For years the federal government has knowingly ignored the European law principle of “equal pay, for equal work”. It is all the more important that the equal pay lawsuits pending before the Federal Labor Court, which are being heard this week, are successful. If the government does not act to curb temporary agency work, it needs a decision by the European Court of Justice. This form of wage dumping on the workers’ backs must be ended. DIE LINKE wants to strictly regulate temporary work in the short term. We demand the same wages for the same work from day one and a flexibility allowance for temporary workers. Since temporary work is the opposite of good work, it must be banned in the long term. “
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