Fdp approaches union on lower wage limits

Fdp approaches union on lower wage limits

On monday, the FDP executive committee passed a motion on this issue for the national party conference in berlin next weekend. CDU secretary-general hermann grohe spoke of "clear step toward understanding" in the black-yellow coalition on. However, skepticism was voiced by the CDU labor wing.

"I don’t trust the roast," said the chairman of the christian democratic workers’ association, karl-josef laumann. There must be a "robust minimum wage". "This means that the exceptions must not be the rule." Laumann, who is also head of the north rhine-westphalian CDU parliamentary group, reaffirmed the goal of a binding lower wage limit. There could be exceptions, but not a "minimum wage carpet."

The FDP resolution states: "in the future, too, the level of the lower wage limits is to be determined sector by sector – in a decentralized and differentiated manner."At the same time, it must be ensured that everyone has the "perspective" of being able to get by without social benefits through their own efforts.

FDP faction leader rainer bruderle said that the coalition could expand the minimum working conditions law in order to reach solutions in industries with low collective bargaining coverage. He rejected the minimum wage demanded by the SPD, the greens and the left: "that makes no economic sense. We do not want state wages."Grohe also said: "wage determination does not belong in the parliaments."