Berlin (dts news agency) – North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has spoken out in favor of an extension of the corona-related short-time work regulation. Laschet told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Saturday editions) about the consequences of Corona: “We must first do everything we can to maintain industrial structures. What has broken away once won’t come back. We need the opportunity to get people in work through short-time work to keep and prevent unemployment use. ” This helps the employees and relieves the employer so that the company can survive the crisis. Laschet: “We have to extend this regulation now and I would like the coalition committee to decide that.
” The NRW government head clearly rejected demands from the SPD for a tax on the rich. The opposite is true, said Laschet. “The people and companies that keep our economy running deserve trust, protection and relief – and not a tax penalty,” said the Prime Minister. Laschet also clearly rejected a four-day week or an unconditional basic income in an interview. The 4-day week endangers “the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises”.