Germany Gives Prostitutes Working Rights & Pensions

10/20/01 German Prostitutes Get Working Rights and Pensions

"PROSTITUTES in Germany will be able to retire with a state pension at the age of 60, make full use of the national health system and can expect to work in hygienic and comfortable brothels, according to legislation approved by the parliament in Berlin yesterday.

"The Act is the first step towards making prostitution a normal profession with full access to the country's generous social welfare system. It strengthens the legal position of prostitutes, enabling them to take to court clients who fail to pay the agreed fee for their services. "

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