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Jun 4 '15 17:10

Fit For Free will have to repay the amounts charged to their consumers after they had already terminated their subscription with the gym, a district court in The Hague ruled. The gym wrongfully charged its subscribers 2.95 per month for participation in a membership discount program, even after they terminated their subscription.

Geef Cafe
Jun 4 '15 16:50

A cafe where visitors can decide themselves what they are paying for a meal is planning to open a venue in Amsterdam after summer. Previously the entrepreneurs tested the concept of the Geef ("GIve") cafe for six months in a pop-up restaurant in Rotterdam.

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Jun 4 '15 16:05

There are 152 directors of care facilities for the elderly who have a higher salary than the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, reports labor union FNV. The highest-paid care center executive is Wander Blaauw from Zorgpartners Friesland, whose annual income last year was almost 400,000 euros, more than double the 178,000 euros earned by Rutte.

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Jun 4 '15 13:53

After the latest negotiation session, which lasted more than 24 hours, NS and the unions have finally come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement for NS employees.

For Rent
Jun 4 '15 09:53

Rent prices for most social housing will increase less sharply from next year. Aedes, the association for housing corporations which represents about 90 percent of the corporations in the Netherlands, and Woonbond, the association for tenants, have reached an agreement to increase rents with less than the current legal maximum.

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Jun 3 '15 16:58

Some 24 Bulgarian found working at a mushroom farm in Standdaarbuiten, Noord-Brabant on Monday are allegedly victims of a forced labor scheme. The Inspectorate for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) raided the farm while authorities in Bulgaria carried out their own inspections to shut the operation down.

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Jun 3 '15 16:32

The municipality of Amsterdam is developing new regulations limiting houseboat owners from renting out their homes to tourists. Owners of boats will only be able to rent out their homes for no more than sixty days per year, and only to a maximum of four people.

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Jun 3 '15 15:42

The number of jobs filled in the Netherlands will increase for the first time in three years in 2015, according to benefits agency UWV. It is a sign the economic recovery is beginning to take hold in the workforce, which will develop even further next year when growth in the labor market should increase further, UWV says.

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Jun 3 '15 15:17

The wage gap between men and women is on the decline again this year, according to the Monsterboard Wage Index. While the average gross hourly wage of women remain unchanged at 13.86 euros, the average earned by men fell from 15.19 to 14.72, a drop of three percent.

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Jun 3 '15 11:26

The digitization of the new economy is resulting in rapidly changing job opportunities for holiday workers. While holiday workers are still employed in traditional summer jobs such as bartenders and waiters, they are more and more also being employed in positions that didn't even exist 10 years ago.

Bottle-feeding
Jun 3 '15 10:34

There has been a shortage of certain types of Nutrilon baby formula in Dutch stores for weeks. This is due to a fire at a Nutricia plant in Cuijk earlier this year. These products will not be available for sale for at least the rest of June.

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Jun 3 '15 08:40

Two thirds of the 11 thousand doctors in the Netherlands have had enough of the unending amount of administrative work they have to deal with every day for the health insurance companies. They feel this takes time that they could have spent with patients and that something must be done.

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Jun 2 '15 16:29

A coalition of auto associations sent a letter to the cabinet outlining an alternative taxation plan for the car market. They are calling on lesser market distortion, greater simplicity of regulation and more incentives for producers of electric cars.

Jun 2 '15 09:54

The 2015 budget deficit is 0.1 percent lower than expected in the Budget Memorandum 2015 and amounts to a deficit of 2.1 percent of the gross domestic product. This is due to the influence of favorable economic developments, lower expenditure on social security and healthcare, lower interest expenses and a higher revenue.

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Jun 2 '15 09:11

ING Bank will announce hundreds of layoffs at the Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam on Tuesday. These layoffs form part of the reorganization program which was announced in November last year. A total of more than 2,700 jobs will disappear - 1,700 permanent jobs and 1,075 flexible jobs.

Zara
Jun 1 '15 17:24

Spanish fashion giant Inditex is expanding substantially in Amsterdam. Zara opened its second store in downtown Amsterdam on Thursday, and two sister-brand shops, Oysho and Stradivarius, will also open in the city.

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Jun 1 '15 16:35

The start of the herring season is postponed until June 18, the Dutch Fish Marketing Bureau, known locally as the Nederlands Visbureau, announced earlier on Monday. The Dutch wholesale industry made the decision because the first catch of herring is not of a high enough quality to be processed into the Dutch delicacy.

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Jun 1 '15 15:53

Dutch labour party PvdA wants customers to pay a deposit on several types of goods that is repaid when they return the used product back to the store. The coalition partner believes that it should enhance recycling for products like clothing, toys and cans.

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Jun 1 '15 14:35

A Nijmegen family found a push-pin in the package of frozen beans that they purchased in Lidl, reports De Gelderlander. The store management apologized for the incident and awarded the family a complimentary shopping cart of groceries as a compensation.

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May 29 '15 14:10

The hospitality industry showed a slight increase in turnover in the first quarter this year. But despite this, pubs seem to be selling fewer drinks.

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May 29 '15 13:40

Young workers and employers want the minimum youth wage to be abolished. Employers Organization AWVN Young HR and unions CNV Youth, FNV Jong and VCP Professionals have reached a so-called youth agreement on what collective bargaining agreements should look like in the future, NU reports.

KLM Cityhopper
May 29 '15 11:31

After long and intensive consultations, KLM has finally reached an agreement with the cabin crew unions on a mutually balanced package of agreements for the next 15 months, the airline announced on Friday.

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May 28 '15 17:27

Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.

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May 28 '15 17:07

Dutch oil and gas firm NAM has to significantly cut its costs to reach its financial targets, a company's spokesman confirmed after a report by FD. The costs incurred by the company have to decrease by at least 25 percent.

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