Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 03:15
Pechtold Wants Reconsidering Social Agreement
House D66 groupouse H leader Alexander Pechtold wants to break open the social agreement. He said this on television at Knevel and van den Brink. According to Pechtold, reforms in the labor market, such as the easier dismissal laws and reduction of duration unemployment benefits, are too much delayed by the social agreement. The social agreement does not create jobs, but destroys jobs, said Pechtold. The government agreed in April with the social partners a comprehensive package of measures for the future of the labor market. The agreement made among other things, that cuts went off the table, the baseline for education and care would not continue and agreements on the duration of the unemployment benefits would be reviewed.