employer President Ingo Kramer rejects the Minister of labour, Mr Hubertus Heil (SPD) proposed the basic pension without a test of need. “The coalition should take a basic annuity, if the dependency is to be tested,” said Kramer, the Newspapers of the Funke media group. It could not be that someone, “made of, for example, an Inheritance, or whose spouse is well cared for, the basic pension of the solidarity community to get”.

the President of The Confederation of German employers ‘ associations (BDA) warned that basic security and a pension. The pension is set then, what someone pays. The reason the fuse will not serve by contrast, the coverage of the subsistence minimum for the case that the pension is sufficient.

Union leader new injustices”

resistance to the concept of fears “without a means test, once again, comes from the Union. The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung said Faction leader Ralph brinkhaus, the Union refuse to support the watering can principle: “That would be very expensive, but would create new injustices.” The Union wanted to help the people, the hard working and at the end of the base backup would have to do. “We want to make sure that people don’t have to move out of your self-used and hard-earned house, in order to get their benefits,” said Brinkhaus.

He was also confident that the coalition partners will find in the project a solution: “I am optimistic that we can do something.”

Union and SPD had agreed in the coalition agreement, the introduction of a basic pension. It is intended for people who have paid many years into the pension Fund, as low-income earners but low pension claims. In the coalition agreement is actually provided to check prior to withdrawal of the vulnerability of the person Concerned. Labour Minister healing wishes to dispense with this Review but. His Plan provides for automatic pension supplements for low-wage earners who have paid at least 35 years of contributions. Also part-time work, children’s education and care times. Who has less than 896 Euro pension, would get up to 447 euros a month as a surcharge. This can cost around five billion euros in the year.