New draft law: A women's quota for pneumatic hammers

On German construction sites to the usual criteria, no gender-justice: the employee, the scaffolding set up, concrete process, walls and roofs and ceilings, are

New draft law: A women's quota for pneumatic hammers

On German construction sites to the usual criteria, no gender-justice: the employee, the scaffolding set up, concrete process, walls and roofs and ceilings, are estimated to be less than one percent of women. It is similar in the mining industry. However, for the so-called self-administration bodies of the social insurance shall apply nonetheless consistently a mandatory women's quota of 40 per cent. The new draft law provides, with the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), the sequences of all six-yearly wants social change insurance elections.

Dietrich Creutzburg

economic correspondent in Berlin.

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The project is based on the controversial and, in the meantime, by a constitutional court ruling in question "parity laws" for the state Parliament elections in Thuringia and Brandenburg. There is only lists of candidates should be admitted to the election, which are equally staffed with women. The draft law on social choice, provides: "a proposal of the lists, each containing at least 40 percent female and 40 percent male applicants." Would otherwise be excluded in the respective groups of the choice.

"So the objective of gender equality in a sustainable way", - stated in the F. A. Z. the present design. Because such rates "intervention in the General election to be principles of law", would you be for the social elections, but "for reasons of proportionality" to 40 percent fixed. For Directors of health funds, the coalition of Union and SPD had introduced such a requirement, even in 2019. In fact, you would be extended now to the pension and accident insurance. In addition to the fundamental question of how democratic something is, especially in the accident insurance is another Problem. This is because, unlike the other social insurance is organised with your professional Association (BG) according to industries. And, in some sectors, the gender distribution is very uneven – how about the construction.

The proposed gender quota could lead "to the establishment of appropriate lists is going to be at the elections of the BG Bau is impossible," warns Heribert Jöris, Director of the construction Association ZDB. Although the proportion of women among the employees in the construction industry as a whole to around 10 percent to estimate, as in the administrations and the construction companies are more likely employees are to find. Still, he says Jöris, lead the Quote "no Image of the gender distribution in the industry, but to a distortion".

In the case of the professional associations, the consequences reach even further: Even if with difficulty a sufficient number of women for the bodies found, would not be predestined for the Central tasks of self-management – to the prevention of accidents counts in the handling of compressed air hammers, asphalt machines and similar sources of danger. The principle that candidates "should be selected according to expertise, experience, or confidence, would be placed on the head," says Jöris, Even more difficult than it is for the employee side, the list is likely to be a quot close right list for the employers ' side. As a condition for candidacy to the employer's property is in the principle. Among business owners in the small and medium-sized construction, the selection of women is particularly low. At the end of the employer threatened to lose their right to vote in the accident insurance, although this is solely financed by their contributions.

Updated Date: 02 August 2020, 17:19

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