Commission backs ‘end’ to jobless money

The latest leak from the Bakker commission, which is looking at ways to get more people into work, suggests that unemployment benefit be abolished for all but three months and that employers continue to pay workers their normal salary for a year after they lose their jobs.

People who want more financial security would then be free to take out insurance against unemployment, the AD quotes commission sources as saying.
The commission argues that if employers are financially responsible for sacked staff, they will do all they can to help them find a new job, the AD reports. At the same time, workers who have lost their jobs will have to cooperate with efforts to find work, including retraining.
Unemployment benefit (ww), based on 70% of last earned salary, currently runs for up to 38 months.

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