CGB sees the basic pension as an important building block to reduce old-age poverty

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The Christian Trade Union Confederation of Germany welcomes the coalition compromise on the introduction of a basic pension.

This not only provides effective protection against old-age poverty and recognizes the lifetime achievement of low-income earners. Above all, it is an expression of the performance principle: work is also worthwhile in terms of old-age provision, and older workers are better off in old age than the long-term unemployed.

In the further embodiment the legislator is required to prevent new injustices by introducing appropriate stipulations. A pensioner, who worked part-time for 35 years cannot be better off than a full-time worker, who has only 34 years of contributions.

No funds may be withdrawn from the pension fund to finance the basic pension. Likewise, no increase in pension contributions may be made. The basic pension must thus be permanently paid in full from the general tax revenue.

About WOW

WOW was founded as a Social Christian trade union and finds inspiration in the spiritual believe that man and universe were created by God or by persuasions coinciding with that. The increase of intercultural contacts provided opportunities for the WOW to expand and broaden its view with visions of other religious backgrounds. WOW does so in a joint attempt to build a world community based on freedom, dignity, justice and solidarity.

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