Denmark Plans To Make Migrants ‘Pick Up Litter on Beach’ For Welfare Benefits

Wednesday 08 September, 2021 Written by  Yahoo News
Denmark Plans To Make Migrants ‘Pick Up Litter on Beach’ For Welfare Benefits

MIGRANTS TO BE USED AS FORCED LABOUR - Denmark plans to make some migrants work full time in order to be given benefits, officials have announced.

Immigrants who have been on benefits for between three to four years will be expected to complete 37-hour week jobs, including removing litter from beaches, employment minister Peter Hummelgaard said.

Prime minister Mette Frederiksen added the policy, which still needs approval from lawmakers, was targeted at “non-Western background” women who were claiming welfare.

Denmark plans to make some migrants work full time in order to be given benefits, officials have announced.

Immigrants who have been on benefits for between three to four years will be expected to complete 37-hour week jobs, including removing litter from beaches, employment minister Peter Hummelgaard said.

Prime minister Mette Frederiksen added the policy, which still needs approval from lawmakers, was targeted at “non-Western background” women who were claiming welfare.

The rule will only apply to migrants who are not proficient in the Danish language to a certain level.

Ms Frederiksen said: "We want to introduce a new work logic where people have a duty to contribute and be useful, and if they can't find a regular job, they have to work for their allowance.

"For too many years we have done a disservice to a lot of people by not demanding anything of them.”

She added: "It is basically a problem when we have such a strong economy, where the business community demands labour, that we then have a large group, primarily women with non-Western backgrounds, who are not part of the labour market.”

The Danish government said 60% of female migrants from North Africa, Turkey and the Middle East are unemployed.

The new rules have been criticised by the country’s left-wing party Unity List.

Unity List spokeswoman Mai Villadsen told broadcaster TV2: “I'm afraid this will end up as state-supported social dumping, sending people into crazy jobs.

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