Parmelin promises to help, but Worries remain

Guy Parmelin continues a Tradition set up by his predecessor. In case of danger for the economy, the Minister of the economy, gather First the tips of the soci

Parmelin promises to help, but Worries remain

Guy Parmelin continues a Tradition set up by his predecessor. In case of danger for the economy, the Minister of the economy, gather First the tips of the social partners and business associations. Reign with round tables.

Yesterday afternoon, a high-caliber round in Bern discussed for two hours about the consequences of the Coronavirus for the company, the employees and the economy. Although there are no decisions (also the Tradition) has. However, Guy Parmelin seems anxious to let the economy quickly and unbureaucratic assistance.

"a Lot of farms need help now. Not in two months."Casimir Platzer (gastrosuisse)

For one thing, he has formed in his Department already has several working groups, which deal with the Corona-crisis. On the other Parmelin has noted the proposals, trade unions, business associations and the cantons yesterday brought. They range from cutting red tape and tax cuts to multi-billion dollar economic programs for the ecological turnaround. The state Secretariat for economic Affairs Seco will examine the proposals all said Parmelin yesterday afternoon, after the crisis summit. "The Federal Council is taking the situation very seriously. There are no taboos."

loans for the struggling companies

at Least in the short term, the left Parmelin and his chief officers by the look, the Federal government, but rather tried-and-tested instruments of crisis management. Specifically:

• in the next few days, the Federal Council is likely to be a loosening of the short-time working compensation decide. The companies should be able to take rapid and uncomplicated assistance. In addition, the duration of short-time working could be extended compensation. So that is it for businesses in crisis situations easier to reduce the work temporarily, without redundancies must be made.

• For companies, which due to the consequences of the Coronavirus temporarily run out of money, could there be a government guarantee program. Examples of possible Beneficiaries of the culture or event businesses that must pay back because of the event of a ban, occasion cancellations and Tickets.

Even if the economy Minister wants to act Parmelin selectively: The representatives of particularly hard-pressed industries and the trade unionists left the yesterday's summit on the crisis, rather thoughtful. "Our main concern is that the wages are paid," said Pierre-Yves Maillard, President of the Swiss Federation of trade unions. Who should be in quarantine, or because of the event of a ban, no money could earn, should be compensated by the employer or by the Federal government. This call he wanted to discuss with Parmelin in the next few weeks even more intense, so the Maillard.

owners want to immediately moved to the aid

By the conclusion of Casimir Platzer falls. The President of gastrosuisse felt in Guy Parmelin an openness for political measures. However, the situation in the industry was very serious, so, broken. "Many Restaurants need help now. Not in two months. We will see whether the administration has understood this urgency." Positive Economiesuisse chief economist Rudolf Minsch experienced, however, the Corona summit. "The discussion has clearly revealed that it is currently in need of any further intervention by the state."

Created: 05.03.2020, 21:29 PM

Updated Date: 06 March 2020, 01:03

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