Tuesday, February 01, 2005

GERMANY: TURN TRICKS OR GIVE UP WELFARE

A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services" at a brothel in Berlin faces cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year.

Prostitution was legalised in Germany two years ago and brothel owners - who must pay tax and employee health insurance - were granted access to official databases of job seekers.

WHAT A WONDERFUL COUNTRY WHICH FORCES WOMEN INTO THE SEX INDUSTRY OR CUTS THEIR BENEFITS... I GUESS THAT'S "PROGRESSIVES" FOR YOU... MAYBE THE DEMOCRATS CAN PROPOSE THIS FOR THEIR VERSION OF WELFARE REFORM...

No job no excuse for turning down sex work - World - www.smh.com.au