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Denmark proposes making migrants work 37 hours a week to earn welfare benefits

Denmark proposes making migrants work 37 hours a week to earn welfare benefits as a result of ‘there are too many, particularly with non-Western backgrounds, who don’t have a job’

  • Government proposal claims many ladies of overseas descent don’t have jobs 
  • ‘If you come to Denmark, you’ve got to work and help your self’, proposal mentioned
  • The programme would assist these with some Danish, who would obtain coaching 
  • The Parliament are set to vote on the proposal, which has been branded ‘silly’

By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline and Ap

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Denmark has proposed foreigners and folks with immigrant backgrounds work 37 hours a week in alternate for welfare benefits.

The proposal by the minority Social Democratic authorities mentioned ‘there are nonetheless too many individuals, particularly with non-Western backgrounds, who don’t have a job to rise up to’ within the morning.

It claimed that many ladies of overseas descent remained outdoors the labour market, particularly these with roots within the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey.

‘If you come to Denmark, you’ve got to work and help your self and your loved ones,’ the proposal said.

‘If one can not help oneself, one should have a obligation to take part and contribute what’s equal to a common working week to obtain the complete welfare profit.’

The proposal by the minority Social Democratic authorities supported the proposal with the declare many ladies of overseas descent stay outdoors the labour market, particularly these with roots within the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey (file picture)

The programme would begin with those that had some Danish proficiency, and abilities coaching can be undertaken by native authorities.

No date has but been set for the 179-seat parliament to vote on the proposal. 

Although the Social Democrats don’t have a majority, they might be doubtless to get help from centre-right politicians to go it.

Mai Villadsen, a member of the opposition Red-Green Alliance, known as the concept ‘silly’. She argued that it may lead to a downward strain on the wages of different staff.

The proposal was tabled by the Social Democratic authorities (pictured, get together chief and Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen) who declare ladies of overseas descent stay outdoors the labour market

The Social Democratic authorities said within the proposal, ‘should you come to Denmark, you’ve got to work and help your self and your loved ones’ (pictured, refugee activists protest in opposition to deportations at Copenhagen Airport in 2016)

‘The basis of our welfare society is a sturdy security web,’ Ms Villadsen wrote on Twitter.

Mirka Mozer, head of a Copenhagen-based organisation that helps immigrant ladies get jobs, mentioned the plan didn’t sound formidable sufficient.

‘We have a number of ladies who’re keen to take jobs, together with jobs which can be 37 hours (per week), however there wants to be extra 37-hour jobs,’ Ms Mozar mentioned. 

In 2018, her group, the Immigrant Women’s Centre had registered nearly 13,000 individuals from 57 totally different nations. 

Immigrants and their descendants signify 14.1 per cent of Denmark’s almost six million individuals. The largest teams are from Turkey, Syria and Iraq (pictured, a border management officer on the Oresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark)

Ms Mozer mentioned it had contacts with dozens of firms that supplied jobs to immigrant ladies, however that the majority have been solely four-to-10 hours per week.

‘Some actually worry that their (welfare) benefits will likely be lowered as a result of they cannot get a 37-hour job,’ she mentioned.

Immigrants and their descendants signify 14.1 per cent of Denmark’s almost six million individuals. The largest teams are from Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

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