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    Kühnert demands a minimum wage for all holiday workers

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    Kühnert demands a minimum wage for all holiday workers

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    In principle, the minimum wage also applies to holiday jobs – but only for adult workers. SPD General Secretary Kühnert wants to abolish this exception for minors. The targeted search for temporary workers under the age of 18 should also be stopped.

    SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert has appealed to the government to immediately abolish the exemption from the statutory minimum wage for underage holiday workers. “The exception to the minimum wage for people under 18 is an unjustifiable distortion,” said Kühnert to the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”. With an abolition as quickly as possible, “more justice for many holiday workers” could be achieved.

    The SPD politician described as “unheard of” the fact that advertisements on the Internet sometimes specifically search for minors “because they can be made to work for nine or ten euros an hour.” “The 16-year-old who brings beer mugs to the tables in the beer garden does exactly the same valuable work as the 20-year-old who does that,” said Kühnert. The minimum wage is a question of respect for the work done, regardless of age.

    Kühnert went on to say that he himself also worked during the holidays as a student. During his holiday work in hardware stores, he was responsible, among other things, for inventory and “counted an endless number of screws.” He was 17 years old at the time and wanted to earn a little extra money “for soccer tours with friends.”

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