Summary of staff debate for breakfast at the 28.03.2012 the question of whether there is a division of the labour market and how, if necessary, to meet it, resulted on the personnel debate breakfast on the 28.03.2012 to a controversial discussion between the Diskutanten Brigitte Pothmer, spokeswoman for labour market policy, the Bundestag Bundnis 90 /. The Greens and Prof. Dr. Jochen Kluve, RWI – Rheinisch Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung. Brigitte Pothmer is calling a dual Division of the labour market and admits imperfections of the labour market reforms: has not succeeded, that go over the new forms of employment in regular employment. Here we need to improve.” Jochen Kluve is sure that the reforms were good. He admits, however, that is a substantiated need to talk about issues such as a minimum wage.

We demand a minimum wage, and thus a wage floor from 8.50 euros, and this salary be regional and industry-specific vary may be,”said Brigitte Pothmer. Both debaters agree that a minimum wage should be decided not only by the policy. They plead for a model, similar to the low pay Commission in the United Kingdom. Here employers, workers, and science should work together closely, to adopt a minimum wage, which is supported and accepted by all. A wage floor of EUR 8.50 is too high. To lose the dangerous jobs, this is real. If you to set a minimum wage, it will cause unemployment”, Jochen Kluve replies. The right also Brigitte Pothmer in this respect too, that it is crucial, how to introduce the minimum wage, what time periods are provided, to a certain amount and how flexible it can respond to the reactions on the labour market to come.” Jochen Kluve thinks that created flexibility on the labour market should be maintained not in conditions of the 1990s and early 2000s to be thrown back.