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Union faction leader : Brinkhaus attacked salvation plans for the basic pension

the employer and the CDU make a more solid Front against the pension plans of the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD). "The coalition should take a basic annuity, if the dependency is to be tested," said the President of the Confederation of German employers ' associations (BDA), Ingo Kramer, the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

Union leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU), insisted on a of healing is not provided for a means test. He was confident that the coalition will find a compromise.

"I'm optimistic that we can do something," said brink, the house of the "New osnabrück newspaper". The Union wanted to help the people, the hard working and at the end of the base backup would have to do. "We want to make sure that people don't have to move out of your self-used and hard-earned house, in order to get their benefits." Support to the watering can principle, reject the Union. "This would not only be very expensive, but would create new injustices."

labour Minister healing wants to dispense with the basic pension on a means test - which is mentioned in the coalition agreement. His Plan provides for automatic pension supplements for low-wage earners who have paid at least 35 years of contributions. Also part-time work, children's education and care times. Who has less than 896 Euro pension, would get up to 447 euros a month as a surcharge. This can cost around five billion euros in the year.

BDA President Kramer said that it couldn't be that someone, "made of, for example, an Inheritance, or whose spouse is well cared for, the basic pension of the solidarity community to get". At the same time, he warned, to mix basic security and a pension. The pension is set then, what someone pays. The reason the fuse will not serve by contrast, the coverage of the subsistence minimum, if the pension is sufficient.

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Federal government Grand coalition had come from the craft's sharp criticism of the SPD plans to argue more about the basic pension

Previously. Crafts President Hans Peter Woll zeal, had explained to the editors ' network Germany: "The Minister of labour says this is a respectful retirement. I ask, where is the respect for farmers and employees?“ It was disrespectful, employers and workers, the toiling every day, the cost burden "and to take the money with full hands from the social funds to the party to redeem political promises". He could not see that salvation will be achieved plans for low-income earners to actually aim accurately, or in old-age poverty to remedy the situation. (dpa)

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