Germany - Official short-time arrangement extended - November 25, 2009

On 25 November, the new German administration approved a 12-month extension of the official short-time ("Kurzarbeit") arrangement. The latest data from September showed that around one million workers were covered by the short-time scheme. The scheme had been due to expire on 31 December 2009, and is now set to be extended by a year, although for employers applying in 2010 the state will only pay out f or a period of 18 months instead of 24 months (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 January and May 2009).



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