One in five low-wage workers

One in five low-wage workers

In the german labor market, more than 20 percent of dependent employees continue to be paid so-called low wages.

In april of this year, 7.8 million men and women were paid less than 12.27 euros an hour, as reported by the federal statistical office on monday. That was 21 percent of all employees. According to the international definition, an hourly wage is considered low if it is less than two-thirds of the median wage in a country.

According to the federal office, the number of low-wage jobs has risen by around 250 since april 2018.000 sunk. This was due to the widespread short-time work during the corona crisis, whose recipients were not paid as well. Statisticians assume that recipients of low wages were more likely to be hit by short-time work than others.


Heavy gales on wednesday, high water, fresh snow: this is how the weather will be for easter

Heavy gales on wednesday, high water, fresh snow: this is how the weather will be for easter

Strong temperature contrasts between northern and southern europe affect the weather beyond easter. Low-pressure areas move eastward directly over franconia. Weather expert stefan ochs speaks of interesting development possibilities. He expects heavy storm gusts on wednesday evening, high water on thursday and last even new snow on easter sunday.

According to wetterochs, the latter is rather unlikely. On tuesday it will be cloudy during the day and mostly without precipitation. The temperatures climb to about 9 degrees – the weak wind blows from west to south.

Weather in franconia: cold and wet eggs for easter


Anna maria muhe likes fashion of the past

Anna maria muhe likes fashion of the past

Actress anna maria muhe ("the new era") finds the feminine fashion of the postwar period already ? But would not like to swap.

"The clothing of the forties was still quite restrained, both in the colors and in the cuts. I liked the fashion of the fifties in our film, when there are costumes for women that they just look good in," the 34-year-old told the german press agency about her shooting for the event three-parter "our wonderful years" in the first.

Cinematically, it was great fun for all the actors to wear these clothes. The dressing room always helps a lot to feel into a role. But the TV star added: "nevertheless, in private I was glad in the evening when I could slip into my jeans again."


Five trucks, two traps and 200 cars.000 euros in damage: traffic chaos on the a3 near theilheim

Five truck drivers will probably remember the stretch of the A 3 between the rottendorf and randersacker junctions unpleasantly for a long time to come: on tuesday morning, they were involved in a rear-end collision there in the direction of frankfurt. Two drivers were slightly injured. In total there was a property damage of over 200.000 euro. According to the police, the result was a traffic jam that stretched for kilometers and reached far beyond the biebelrieder kreuz intersection.

At the randersacker junction, traffic in the direction of frankfurt is being led through three narrowed lanes due to construction work. Depending on the volume of traffic, long lines form on the right lane in front of the construction site, mainly due to heavy goods vehicles whose drivers are not allowed to overtake there.

End of traffic jam overlooked – truck crashes into tractor-trailer

At around 6:45 a.M., a 45-year-old driver noticed too late that a 40-ton truck in front of him was very slowly closing in on the end of the traffic jam. Despite braking fully, he crashed his tractor-trailer into the rear of the semitrailer about one kilometer after the rottendorf junction and pushed the vehicle onto a truck in front of it. The cab of his tractor-trailer was severely damaged and the man was trapped. The emergency doctor was flown in for first aid.


“Unbelievable. Simply stupid”: lauterbach sharply criticizes laschet after conversation with lateral thinker

Union chancellor candidate armin laschet and SPD health expert karl lauterbach argue about how to deal with a burger who suddenly came onto the stage unasked during one of laschet’s appearances. The head of the CDU had a long chat with the man at the event in erfurt on friday – at a very short distance. Lauterbach wrote on twitter: "unbelievable. Armin laschet lets himself be shouted at by a lateral thinker without a mask at a distance of 20 cm. That’s not close to a burger, it’s just stupid." Laschet spoke of the incident in potsdam on saturday, arguing that people must be listened to.

Otherwise, the social climate would become even rougher than it already was. "Karl lauterbach reproaches me for this, says that you can’t talk to these people, and thus poisons the climate once again."Lauterbach again refused to accept this argument. "I did not criticize that he let himself be shouted at by a querdenker. Only that he lets himself be yelled at without masks at a distance of 20 cm", wrote the SPD politician. The man had complained about the thuringian state government’s corona measures in schools, which provide a bubgeld in the first two weeks for parents whose children are neither vaccinated nor tested and are not considered to be in good health.


Climate change makes it easier for albatrosses to find food

climate change makes it easier for albatrosses to find food

Winds in the southern hemisphere have increased in intensity and changed to allow majestic albatrosses to reach food more quickly from their breeding colonies.

Under the changed conditions, the animals had gained an average of one kilogram in body weight over the past decades, and breeding success had improved, writes a french-german research team in the journal "science. However, these positive effects of climate change could be short-lived if the wind currents in the antarctic continue to shift.

If climate scenarios for the year 2080 come true, the living conditions of the endangered birds could worsen again, warn scientists. If the westerly winds shift even further toward the south pole, the wandering albatrosses will have to fly further again to find optimal sailing conditions.


Bamberg’s offer to the brose group

Bamberg's offer to the brose group

It is to be built next to the airport. For it the 1999 finished park and ride pallet at the breitenau had to be broken off. Bamberg airfield also facing far-reaching renewal.

"I don't think there is a city in germany that is about to be swallowed up with 500 new jobs." Andreas stark is electrified. For weeks now, the SPD mayor, who was re-elected in march, has been preparing the largest business settlement that the city on the river regnitz has seen in recent decades.

It's about brose, the global automotive supplier from coburg, and its plans to build a center of excellence for at least 500 jobs in the bamberg region.


Jennifer wears only “butter shoes

Jennifer wears only

Edeltraud glaser is a festival hostess at the beer festival and on her feet all day long. She needs the right footwear. The kulmbach girl wears different shoes every day during the beer week. "But never new shoes. So that one does not get blisters, they must be already run in", it explains. Your recommendation: sneakers or closed half shoes – best with fubbett.

Right shoes to wear
The female also jennifer schulte from regensburg. "The first time I served on a rough festival, I wore leather sneakers. After that I had blisters and swollen fube", she tells. The 22-year-old then bought her "butter shoes". That's what she calls her nike sports shoes, which she wears to work. "Because in them you walk like in butter."

Your colleague johanna marhan (60) from karnten swears by her health shoes. "When serving I wear already for 20 years nothing else." she has two pairs with her at the beer festival. So that she can change once a day.


Builders in the kronach district invest 23 million euros

builders in the kronach district invest 23 million euros

From single apartments to bungalows – 79 new apartments were built in the district of kronach last year, 34 of them in detached and semi-detached houses. This is pointed out by the housing association, which includes the IG bau construction union and the construction industry. The alliance bases its figures on the current construction balance of completed residential buildings from the federal statistics office.

In total, the builders in the district of kronach have invested 23 million euros in the construction of new apartments in the past year. "That sounds a lot. But in fact there had to be more if the federal government's housing offensive was to succeed. Building affordable housing is the only effective response to rising rents and high property prices, which are also affecting bavaria", says hans beer (IG bau) of the housing association.

Bar not reached

A total of less than 285,000 new apartments were built nationwide last year. Yet the grand coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD has set a completely different benchmark: 1.5 million new apartments nationwide by 2021 – i.E. 375,000 per year. "This means,
new housing construction already had to increase by a whopping 32 percent this year. So far, however, this does not seem to be the case either in bavaria or nationwide", according to beer, the regional head of IG bau in franconia.


Faster passenger checks possible at airport

Faster passenger checks possible at airport

Most passengers feel that checking their hand luggage and their own bodies is a necessary but also burdensome part of their trip.

The procedure becomes particularly nerve-wracking when long queues form at the counters and the departure date draws ever closer.

Last year, thousands of passengers missed their flights at rush hour, and not only in frankfurt; the controls played their part in this. But tests at hamburg and frankfurt airports now promise improvement, raising hopes that another chaotic summer could be avoided.