There is simply more money in to the account of the unemployed. The allowance has lost value.
In the background was the minister for employment Peter Hummelgaard (S) quite clear in the saliva, when he in 2018, wrote his book 'The sick capitalism'.
'the Social democratic party must stand for safety. The danes know that we are on their side, when the crises hits. It requires that the social safety net will be strengthened; the daily allowance should be able to provide real insurance, when a job is lost.'
'the Penetration rate of the allowance should be increased,' it said, among other things.
And that is enough to take hold of: According to the Danish a-boxes corresponding forringelserne to a month's unemployment benefits have been hollowed out with just under 4000 kr. since 2006. The difference between a normal arbejderløn and unemployment benefits becomes greater and greater, so the consequence of losing his job also becomes larger and larger.
But now the meetings Peter Hummelgaard criticism for failing to deliver on its own ambitions. For with coronakrisen is the unemployment rate rising, and it has put a new fut in the debate on the dagpengenes level.
Alone on Wednesday, the unemployment rate rose by 6000 persons, more than 54.000 has been available during the crisis.
in Addition, more than 250,000 people have been sent home from work with wage compensation - a system which is due to expire 29. august.
the Requirement for higher allowances of sounds even from Peter Hummelgaards own ranks. Earlier in the spring struck the trade unions menneskering of Christiansborg palace with a demand for a rethinking of the unemployment benefit system. Among the participants were 3F Kastrup.
- the daily Allowance and lose all the time value. So there is a need for recovery, says 3F-president Henrik Bay-Clausen.
Peter Hummelgaard is selected on Amager, where many lufthavnsmedarbejdere already has, or risk losing the job.
- Messages from Hummelgaard and the government are too vague. We need a recognition of the fact that the allowance has fallen behind. There must be an increase, continues Henrik Bay-Clausen.
On Hummelgaard before and after ministerudnævnelsen says 3F-president:
- Now one can feel that he has the heavy chains which bind him. Then there's wool in the mouth. It might always happen for a minister, but it doesn't change anything. We will breath him, the government and Parliament in the neck.
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3F-president in Peter Hummelgaards own backyard, Henrik Bay-Clausen, believe that the minister has got the wool in the mouth. Photo: 3F
Looking Peter Hummelgaard to the left in the political landscape, are both supporting parties in the spring with the same requirements.
I very much agree with the author Hummelgaard in everything he writes. If we do not maintain the social security system, braces it together, says Karsten Hønge (SF), the political rapporteur.
- What do you say to the minister Hummelgaard?
- I wish him the wind in their sails. I assume he is still fighting for his views, he once had. But it is not the government's policy. And it is a big problem.
- If not a socialist government should stand in the forefront of the restoration of security, who the hell would ask Karsten Hønge.
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SF's Karsten Hønge is out with the rake after the minister for employment Peter Hummelgaard. Photo: Claus Bonnerup
A broad majority in the Danish Parliament agreed before the summer recess, that available over 30 years can take the training with 110 percent of the daily allowance in the back pocket. But the measure is not enough, it sounds.
Karsten Hønge says, it belongs to the 'in the margins'. 3F Kastrup supplement:
- Everything that has the arrow pointing upwards, is a step on the way. But remember: Once it was 125 percent, when, for example, took an AMU education. We are only gradually move back to the start, " says Henrik Bay-Clausen.
Video/editing: Jonas Olufson/Signe Forest.
Peter Hummelgaard acknowledges that forsommerens less action on the dagpengeområdet is not enough to rectify the erosion of dagpengenes value.
- I still think, a strengthening of the unemployment benefit system is important. But we have not unlimited resources available. Far from it. In the first place, we have the government chosen to give priority to pension, climate and welfare, and the choices I am pleased and proud, he declared.
After a press conference earlier in the summer asked st Peter Hummelgaard, why it is at the lappeløsningerne on dagpengeområdet.
- It is an issue we are concerned about. Therefore, we have a number of measures that strengthened the social security system. And we are basically not finished, says minister for employment.
- Will the here government before the next elections to raise the daily allowance?
- The promise I cannot give. But I can promise that the crisis must be handled in an economically fair way.
- Your two supporting parties are ready. The polls give you great support. Why do not a choice on it, if it is for a socialist is so important to raise the daily allowance?
- We have not gone to the choice to raise the daily allowance. Now we are making it more attractive for people to go in the time to educate themselves. And so we will ensure people right to the early pension, if they have been a great many years in the labour market. What priority is the government to spend much money on - in the long run.
- Why does In not a gambit, then you can take a benefits-options, if there is no support?
- Everything is a priority. We have in the government the priorities that we want to create a right to early retirement for the people who have been many years in the labour market. People who have worn and dragged. Paid their tax.
But has not a historical option change - there is a red majority?
the Prime minister calls elections. Not me. We must use our forces on the management of the health and the economic crisis we are in, rather than hang the posters in lamp posts.
- You are well in politics to change society in the direction that you are really passionate about. In your book, you write what you are passionate about. Are you ready for a choice of the daily allowance?
- I burn for a more fair and dignified exit from the labour market for more.
- What would you say to those who think 'he could be big in the battle as a writer - but when he was prime minister, there was a lot of talk'?
- I do not think there is a lot of talk. I think we are changing something all the time. The whole handling of the coronakrisen has been on a radically different way than the way you grip the financial crisis'an, says Peter Hummelgaard.Show more Close
The maximum daily allowance is 19.083 crowns. If you are over 30 years old, and by the end of 2021 starting a training, as there is a particular shortage of labour in the field, you can however come up at 20.991 dollars per month. Members of an unemployment fund are entitled to cash benefits in the two years, if they are actively looking for new arbejdeDagpengene lose their value the future at least five years, because they do not follow wage developments, but the general price development, which is expected to be lower. It means that dagpengenes value becomes deteriorated by 0.3 percent annually in the coming years. In addition, this means an increased earned-income tax credit, to dagpengenes value is eroded further compared with the wage relation.In addition, a strip of the deterioration of the daily allowance. Among other things, lower rates and feriedagpenge for new graduates as well as the savings on supplementary benefits.Overall, this corresponds, according to the Danish A-boxes for an average deterioration of the daily allowance with just under 4000 dollars per month since 2006. Show more Close