- Bremen coalition calls for recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease
- Citizenship debates a corresponding motion
- The Federal Ministry determines the list of occupational diseases
The red-green-red Bremen coalition wants Covid disease to be recognized as an occupational disease for more people than before. A corresponding proposal by the three governing parties will be debated in the Bremen citizenship today. In the event of incapacity for work due to a recognized occupational disease, employees are entitled to more benefits – among other things, this can be a pension.
So far, infectious diseases, such as an infection with the Sars-Cov-2 pathogen, have only been recognized as an occupational disease for employees in the health and welfare sector. The red-green-red coalition in Bremen now wants to expand the circle of professions.
Senate should advocate enlargement at the federal level
The application mentions employees in daycare centers, supermarkets or delivery services. Employees in slaughterhouses are also mentioned. The coalition calls on the Senate to advocate expanding the occupations in question at the federal level. An expert advisory board in the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs determines the list of occupational diseases.
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Bremen Eins, Rundschau am Mittag, March 24, 2021, 12 noon