German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is facing a possible significant extension of the Kurzarbeitergelds "generally positive". The government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Monday. Details would have to be from the coalition parties discussed. The short-time work have contributed in a significant way, the Germany of the global crisis relatively well keep.
Vice-Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) had said the "Bild am Sonntag" that he wanted to extend the reference duration for the short-time work to 24 months. The Corona-crisis will not disappear in the next few weeks of a sudden: "businesses and Workers need from the government a clear Signal: We go with you the entire way through the crisis, so no one will be dismissed on the track without an Emergency."
The unprecedented corona recession has led in Germany to an unprecedented extent of short-time work. Basically, a time that currently applies to short-time work allowance of a maximum of twelve months. In certain cases, the period may be extended to up to 21 months.Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 08:19