The coalition-internal sink around the minimum wage shows above all one. The SPD needs a topic to profile
The partners of the coalition arise. That’s not a particularly new message. Because since the beginning of the coalition coalition, there were relevant disagreements in regular disagreements. That was survival for both partners to pretend to accuse the parties to be confused as similar. For why still election campaigns drove and lien basic debates when working in everyday governmental business like a harmonious family? It took politicians like Glos or Gabriel, who made his own attachments once again that there is still differences, for example when the use of nuclear power plants,. But the current quarrel has a new quality.
This already shows that it was the architect of the Groben coalition Franz Muntefering, who formulated the fight announcement to the Union. So far, the party director for the criticism of men and women from the second row saw. Muntefering and Merkel were then able to prove their duty of negotiation and reconcile one end of the dispute. But after the last coalition round on the topic of minimum wage, Muntefering voted the comment on the result of a seven-hour coalition round, which is no compromise for the SPD.
The teaching is that you can not do the minimum wage with the Union, but must do against them. I like to contribute to this.
Actually, these sentences had to seal the end of the coalition. Because Muntefering had only had the opportunity in the last week to anchor the minimum wage against the Union. Since the Left Party had submitted an application (PDF file) for the vote, among which, as part of a call next to leading trade unionists, many SPD parliamentary members had set their signature.
But only a few deputies of the SPD agreed in parliament with the left. The most among the majority, including Muntefering, rejected the application. From coalition discipline and because she did not want to drive away from the left, the fundamentation was. In the openness, however, the behavior of the SPD parliamentarians also rely on mock. The left had a propaganda success.
In such a situation, the SPD had certainly done well if you can still present a well-known compromise to the public after the decisive meeting with the Union. Some SPD politicians, including the Andrea Nahles acting as a party link, tried to interpret the result in this direction:
We have always been told by the SPD, we want to start with an industry-specific minimum wage. That’s the level 1. I’m glad that the Union has moved here. It’s just not to be viewed why we should refuse to refuse a minimum wage on the posted law in temporary workers, where employers and workers ask us. In that regard, I am glad, but it is not enough and I just said that again.
That was the same as the SPD rose to celebrate the result as an introduction to the minimum wage as a small success. But since the media had already set other accents: "No statutory minimum wage" had written the FAZ over the result of the result of the coalition round. What came into the ears of the SPD base like Blank Hohn.
Union and SPD have agreed in the coalition committee on a compromise on the minimum wage. Then it will not give a general, for all industries uniform statutory minimum wage. In this point, the Union remained hard.
The blow briefly and short, the Union has substantially enforced and the SPD added. In fact, the result of the marathon round of SPD views must be lean out: one agreed on specific minimum broads in ten industries. Of these, employees could benefit in the safety and delivery sector. The procedure is rated by experts as complicated and difficult to assess. Even an absolute wage lower limit as a criterion for the immorality of rewards rejected the Union.
Fear of the left competition
Such a signal must be suffered from the SPD especially at a time of acid, where the Left Party after its basic polls in the surveys feed on two-digit results and the SPD is even seen at 25% and thus with the worst results since the last general election. But what has to be much alarming for the party than quickly changing survey results is the loss of trust.
A man like Rudolf Dreiller, who was never at the left-end social politician of the SPD on the left edge, but always in the middle, attests his party that she has turned neoLiberal and the Left Party he certifies that they represent social democratic positions.
In such a situation, a defeat in the social-democratic renowned topic means minimum wage the danger of losing other traditional facilities and members. Since Muntefering had to speak more clearly tones, also to the danger that the coalition peace suffers from.
But a liberation strike was not Munteferings outbreak. Because he clearly clarified that he is not the coalition not to know, but only wants to initiate the art election campaign. So the Left Party now has the opportunity to highlight its importance by selling the attitude of the SPD to the minimum wage as a success of its policies and so clear that you can move something in the opposition.
Also, the threat of who elements Left Party is black-yellow, do not pull because a FunfParteimarllament can prevent a coalition majority from Union and FDP. The SPD is also in the uncomfortable situation, continue to sell the Agenda 2010 as a success. But with this reforms known under the term Hartz IV in the labor market, the alienation of coarse parts of the union milieus has begun from the SPD.
Spat discovered topic minimum wage
The topic of minimum wages did not play a particularly rough role, because both DGB and SPD a few years ago to the clear opponents of a statutory minimum wage. In 2004, it was an absolutely isolated requirement, comparable to the nationalization of the final industries, as a commentator of the Frankfurt Rundschau correctly noted.
Especially the unions saw a surge into the tariff autonomy for a long time in the minimum wage. Only as a major circles of the DGB became clear that the power for a successful conflict against hunger broadcasts lacked even entire industries to develop low-wage sectors almost without trade union anchoring, found the idea of the statutory minimum wage more and more support for coarse parts of the unions.
The still negotiable IG mining, chemical energy remained further in the DGB on distance to the concept of the minimum wage and has praised the determined agreement of the coalition parties expressively praised.
For the SPD but the topic of minimum wage has now become a straw on which she clings. She hopes for the next election campaign to have found a mobilization topic. The results of the state elections in the next year will show if the concept goes up.