Potsdam (dpa / bb) - The industrial union Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt Mark Brandenburg has warned against a step backwards in equal treatment between women and men as a result of the corona pandemic.

"In the crisis, mini-jobs in particular are increasingly becoming a career trap," said district chairman Rudi Wiggert on Thursday with a view to Women's Day on March 8th.

According to the employment agency, 61 percent of the approximately 2,830 mini-jobs in Brandenburg are in the hands of women, and thus more than half.

The union calls for mini-jobs to be made subject to social security contributions.

«Marginally employed people not only get nothing when it comes to short-time work benefits.

They are also more frequently affected by layoffs, ”explained Wiggert.

In addition, women are more exposed to the corona pandemic than men.

"In times when daycare centers and schools are closed, childcare is still mostly left to women."

In addition, there is the work in the household and the care of relatives.

"Men who step back a little professionally can help their partner to take the next step in her career and to distribute the burden in the family more fairly."

A social rethinking is necessary here, stressed Wiggert.


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