The Federal Council engages to many among the poor: employees could lose because of the Corona-crisis the Job that pays the Federal government 80 percent of the salary of short-time work. Entrepreneurs can unbureaucratically apply for interest-free loans. And also cultural professionals to get to 25 million Swiss francs.

Empty day-care centres go so far. What leads to absurd situations: The Federal Council requires that kindergartens stay open. At the same time, parents are encouraged to supervise their children at home – the day-care centre places you have to pay for but still. What wage a pain of losses due to short-time work, or in the case of Revenue shortfalls-like hole in the budget, can tear. Social Affairs Minister Alain Berset (47) wanted to leave the day care centers Federal funds. In the Federal Council, he ran with it.

school closures bring problems

another Problem is the school closures have created solutions for: children from educationally and financially vulnerable families are now threatening to completely lose the connection.

the need To not only help the economy, but also these families. The challenge now old CVP national councillor Barbara Schmid-Federer (54) and old BDP national councillor Rosmarie Quadranti (62) in an urgent appeal to the government.

“While these children were able to draw in front of the Corona-crisis on a network of school structures, crèches and psychological institutions, they are now often alone. In order to protect you and to catch, is in need of it now the appropriate resources,” says Schmid-Federer, the President of the youth Foundation Pro Juventute. The longer the school closure lasts, the greater will families, the gap between the privileged and small and medium-sized families on the one hand, and the loaded on the other.

there is No hot lunch, and more

And Quadranti, President of Kibesuisse, the Association for child care, recalls that for more than 140’000 children a hot lunch was already in normal times, of course. “All the more important before the crisis, the cost of free meals in day schools, nurseries and Children’s nurseries were. Due to the closure of schools and the appeal of the Federal Council, to keep children at home, the way.”

schools, members of the two national would have to obtain the necessary resources to the vulnerable children and young people to absorb. And the Federal government should help day care centers in crisis, so that this important social network will still be intact.

In this last claim Quadranti and Schmid get-Federer-weight support: the economic Commission and the social Commission of the Council of States are asking the Federal government to support this.

Funiciello threatens to push

Also, the SP wants to see the Federal Council acts. Under the Hashtag “#we print” launched the SP-women at the weekend in a solidarity action for nurseries and parents. SP-national councillor Tamara Funiciello (30), Co-President of the women’s section of the party, now threatens, in the next Session with a push to place, should not be the Federal Council act.

Specifically, it demands that the Confederation and the cantons shall assume all costs incurred by the daycare centers since the Lockdown. The public sector is not a jump, “will pay the women the price of the crisis even stronger than they do it anyway,” said Funiciello. In addition, she insists that the child care is in the future, shelled out by the state. “It also offers the children more equal opportunities.”


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