Energy and water management demands commitments in the event of bottlenecks

In view of the increasing number of corona infections, the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) is demanding political commitments in the event of staff shortages. The chairwoman of the BDEW general management, Kerstin Andreae, gave the example of prioritizing childcare for employees in key positions. “The same applies to preferential integration into a vaccination campaign as soon as a vaccine adapted to Omicron is available, or preferential treatment for PCR tests,” she told the German Press Agency.

As a last step, a possible release of key personnel from the quarantine would also make sense so that those affected could come to work, explained Andreae. “Such a so-called quarantine corridor would of course only apply to people who are able to work and who are in quarantine as contact persons or as infected people without symptoms.”

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