FDP leader Christian Lindner proposes tax incentives for overtime. Trade unions and Greens criticize the proposals.

Lindner: "Crazy ideas such as tax-free overtime are an invitation to either displace full-time work or to further increase the gender unequal distribution of work" Last year, more than 1.3 billion hours of overtime were worked in Germany, well over half of which was unpaid.. Ver.di boss Frank Werneke says it would make more sense if employers paid so much from the outset that overtime is attractive for employees.