Germany -Increase of working poor -May 08, 2013

Data from the Federal Employment Agency (BA) indicate that the number of people unable to make ends meet with their wages is increasing steadily. In 2012, a total of 323,000 households in the country was receiving top-up benefits from the welfare state despite having a regular gross monthly income of over €800. The overwhelming proportion of workers affected worked in the retail sector as well as in the health and social services industries.

English: http://www.dw.de/increasing-number-of-germans-unable-to-live-off-their-jobs ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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