Working 40 hours a week – and still not enough at the end of the month: in bamberg, around 6100 full-time employees work for low wages. This means that one in five employees (18.8 percent) is below the official low-wage threshold of currently 2203 euros gross per month, despite working full hours. In the district of bamberg, there are around 5200 full-time employees in the low-wage sector (19.4 percent). This was announced by the food, beverage and hospitality workers' union (NGG).
The NGG upper franconia refers to figures from the federal employment agency. Managing director michael grundl speaks of an "alarm signal" in the press release. Thousands of people had enormous problems getting by financially despite long working days. "In butcher stores, bakeries, fast food outlets, restaurants and hotels, the proportion of low-wage employees is particularly high. Here the companies must pay finally clearly higher wages", demands grundl. According to the employment agency, 53 percent of all full-time employees in the food and hospitality industry nationwide are below the low-wage threshold.