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Salary in nursing: Labor Minister Heil wants to increase wages by law - so much money is in it

2021-05-03T15:26:29.084Z

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil finally wants to enforce better wages in the care of the elderly - by law. For half of the nurses, a decent salary increase would be possible.



Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil finally wants to enforce better wages in the care of the elderly - by law.

For half of the nurses, a decent salary increase would be possible.

Time is of the essence, after all, the coalition had set itself the goal of ensuring better wages in the care industry *.

But little has happened so far - many nurses are still poorly paid.

That should change now.

Better care wages by law - Heil rushes forward

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil wants to

enforce better wages in the care of the elderly by law

.

In an interview with

Bild am Sonntag

, the SPD politician proposed a so-called

“care tariff loyalty law”

, which is to be passed this summer - before the general election.

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Standard wage as a prerequisite for money from long-term care insurance

The draft law

provides for collectively agreed wages as a condition for billing with the long-term care insurance

.

"Operators of care facilities only get money from long-term care insurance if they pay their employees collective wages," Heil explained to the newspaper.

He receives support from the Federal Finance Minister and SPD candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz: The proposed law ensures "that collective agreements in the care of the elderly become a reality, that there are

better working conditions

," said Scholz during a digital SPD event in his home constituency in Brandenburg.

Salary increase of more than 300 euros possible

Around 1.2 million employees work in geriatric care.

According to the Ministry of Labor, just under half of these employees are paid according to the tariff.

The law would bring the other 600,000 care workers a noticeable increase in wages: “On average,

more than 300 euros more per month are

possible

for full-time workers,

” Heil calculates.

Spahn rejects allegations

Actually, such a draft law is the job of Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), but he has "not yet presented a concrete solution," Heil continues.

Spahn defends himself, however, a reform draft has long been available, according to a report by the dpa.

“We all want to pay better caregivers.

But that must not be at the expense of the weakest in our society, ”said Spahn.

Anyone who wants to pay collective bargaining must therefore also cap their own contributions.

“The finance minister should finally act on that.”

(As) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

.

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Source: merkur

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