- You should have been a politician, laughing Josefine Cathrine Krabbenhøft Jensen of 26 years, when she hears how politicians are enjoying favourable conditions, far superior to a normal human, when it comes to barselsvilkår.
Although she has since august been on maternity leave with Sigurd on six months now. Besides Sigurd, she has together with the man Søren also his daughter Agnes in two and a half years.
The small, ordinary family has barselsforhold as most danes. They are allowed to share barselsperioden, survive on maternity pay in a period of time. It requires profits, savings, and planning, if you're going on a longer trip.
the Extra Leaf has therefore decided to offer Josefine one day, as a politician, to show what our elected officials have when they go on maternity leave.
At 7.45 am she leaves home in the small station Grebstedbro in Sydvestjylland and heading towards Yorkshire along with her two children. Here waiting for the train carrying them to Copenhagen. They travel of course in first class
Exactly as they would have done if Josephine was a politician.
Politics Here is our wild fryns
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Elected in the first class: - It is wildly unfair
Josefine is taken only of the place with his two small children because her husband could not get off from work. She had been a member of parliament, however, there was a strong likelihood that her and ben would be away together.
A politician to get a double-motherhood in the way that their partner can take full maternity leave.
It has Josefine difficult to understand, that they should have.
- It is wildly unfair that a politician can have dobbeltbarsel, since I would love to have Soren home with me in everyday life. Both to be together as a family, but also to facilitate everyday chores with two small cubs, says the 26-year-old mother, while the daughter Agnes sitting on the seat next to and watching a cartoon on the iPad.
the Journey across the Denmark from Yorkshire to Copenhagen becomes just a little more convenient when breakfast and internet is free. Photo: Anders Brohus
The free breakfast and free wifi in first class will be enjoyed in full of the family's two-year-old, while her younger brother utilizes an enclosed, quiet togkupé to take a long nap.
at a price of well over 1000 dollars for a trip across the country is a journey on first class is not a luxury, there are especially many families suffered, explains Josephine.
- There is no of my children, who have been in Copenhagen yet. It is not a trip, you just take, she says.
the Matter is, however, a second, if you are sitting in the parliament and can travel absolutely free with both domestic flights and TRAINS in first class.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------- Incredibly good terms: Appendix, ZOO and hotel
Politicians on maternity leave receive a tax-free surcharges on good 5200 dollars a month, even though this was to cover ’the costs in connection with the duties of a member of parliament’. It is similar to 1307 dollars per week, which is the amount, Josefine will be presented in front of the Palace. (Photo: Rasmus Flindt Pedersen)
Josefine may also stop by the Palace, for the free train ride must under the rules be made in connection with the work. She must, therefore, carry the pram across the cobbles at Christiansborg Slotplads and past the thousands of young students, who are demonstrating for the climate.
the Trip to Slotsholmen is, however, not in vain, for here are the Josefine handed an envelope with 1307,25 crowns, which is equivalent to the amount politicians on maternity leave serving in the so-called tax-free surcharges for a week.
The tax-exempt surcharges to cover ’the costs in connection with the duties of a member of parliament’, but udbeatlingen stops not, though folketingsmedlemmet go at home on maternity leave.
- This is some incredibly good conditions, the politicians have, and I think, frankly, it is møguretfærdigt. In purely economic terms it is not particularly cool to be on paid leave for all of us.
It costs $ 105 for children, and 195 dollars for adults to visit the Zoo in Copenhagen, unless you are a member of the Danish parliament. So is the visit free. (Photo: Rasmus Flindt Pedersen)
the Mps may visit the Zoo at no charge, so it must Josefine also, of course. Despite the pouring rain awakens the visit a great deal of enthusiasm, particularly among two-year-old Agnes, who is particularly fond of the garden's elephants.
For Josefines family must be a priority and put money to the side, if you would like to visit an amusement park. It is a costly erfære.
- so It is something you can do one or two times a year, and as you put money aside for. I doubt a little whether folketingspolitikerne even know what some of those entry tickets cost, she says.
Regardless of how much maternity leave to their partner had to take, have mps the right to maternity leave of 52 weeks with the full monthly salary of 55,000 dollars in the entire period.
It stands in sharp contrast to the conditions that apply for Josefine.
- I must look maternity pay from the 1. april, when I will be eligible for 9-11.000 dollars per month, " explains Josefine, who like most mothers on maternity leave and gets hit on the wallet at a time inside the barslen.
A tired family Jensen could end the day as politicians at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Islands Brygge. Mps may, in some cases, recoup the cost to sleep at the hotel. (Photo: Rasmus Flindt Pedersen)
Mps with permanent residence outside of denmark will be offered a dwelling near the Palace. They do not have the access to a dwelling, they covered the cost to sleep at the hotel. Therefore, the ends Josefines day as a member of parliament as also of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Islands Brygge.
- No, see Agnes, there is a tub, says Josefine excited for his daughter, as they walk through the door to the hotel room.
The rainy day has made the carcasses cold, but has also clearly shown Josefine, how different the circumstances are for the politicians on maternity leave and on all of us.
- the Politicians themselves to kick it to the inequality that is in society. Those who can really change something, sitting apparently so hard on the goods that we cannot do very much, she says.