Workers at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom are on strike today. They are demanding that the direction meets them halfway with a better social plan, the NOS reports.
Dutch employers' organization VNO-NCW placed an anti-Wilders advertisement in diverse newspapers in Saudi Arabia today and yesterday. Among others, the papers Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Riyadh and Al-Yaum, ran an ad in which the organization takes distance form the anti-Islam sticker campaign of Geert Wilders, on behalf of Dutch entrepreneurs.
Dutch use of renewable energy sources made up 4.5 percent of the energy market in 2013, according to figures released this week by Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Businesses across the Dutch landscape invested 4.3 percent in tangible assets during March 2014 compared to a year earlier. T
Book sales tumbled nearly 11.5 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to business research group GfK.
Netflix, the on-demand internet media streaming provider, has moved its Europe headquarters from Luxembourg to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
First quarter sales for smartphones in the Netherlands have gone up in 2014 4.1 percent from a year ago. This increase is worth 12 percent, Telecom reports.
The damage to the pensions of the 1230 employees who lost their jobs due to the closing of the Philip Morris (PM) factory in Bergen op Zoom runs into the hundreds of millions. This comes from unions on the basis of research they have had done, the Volkskrant reports.
The RTL program Project P about bullying in schools, has been ordered by the court in Lelystad to remove Monday's episode from the schedule. The school where the episode was filmed demanded that the judge hold back the program. The court conceded as the privacy of the pupils weighs more than RTL's freedom of expression.
The head of KPMG Netherlands, Jurgen van Breukelen, resigned on Monday, heannounced in a statement. Van Breukelen came under fire after after a failed real estate project, possible tax fraud with building the new headquarters in Amstelveen, and a joint venture involving an accounting team, which the police are investigating.
The Netherlands and Sweden want to scrap expiration dates for certain food products.
The portion of workers who claim that they can organize their own work has dropped in the last few years, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Employer independence is especially low among those who have not been in their position long.
Among businesses and institutions, 18 percent fewer are bankrupt. This trend is in reverse with the hotel and restaurant business, however, which is seeing more failures.
Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris must compensate for its workers according to the old contract. The company says that this means the severance pay for the affected workers is about 30 percent higher than via the current valid calculation method.
Dutch bank ING reported a first quarter net loss of €1.92 billion, a polar opposite of the €1.9 billion net profit in the first three months of 2013, according to Reuters. The loss was primarily attributed to one-time costs, including a €1 billion pension charge, and a €2.01 billion accounting hit on ING's investment in Voya Financial Inc.
Sales of scooters and powered bicycles from January through April rose by nearly 14 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Dealers have sold nearly 13,000 mopeds so far this year.
The internet retail company Bol.com will start selling rings, watches, necklaces and sunglasses, giving the ailing jewelry business a strong competitor, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
LinkedIn's turnover for the first quarter of 2014 rose by 46 percent in comparison to last year, to almost $473 million (€341 million). The business networking site announced this on Thursday.
Air France-KLM has suffered another loss this last quarter. The first quarter loss amounts to €608 million, which is a fraction less than last year's loss of €641 million.
Tom Tom has beat expectations and improved the forecast for 2014 by increasing their net profit in the first quarter to €8 million.
The biggest crowd-funding platform in the world has existed for five years, and has now opened its doors to the Netherlands. Kickstarter has already got the first Dutch-made products in waiting for funding.
Dutch technology company Philips is selling its audiovisual arm to the American company, Gibson Brands, for €135 million. Gibson is most notably known for making electric guitars.
Economy cars are relatively widespread throughout the Netherlands, but they have not reduced CO2-emissions as much as previously expected.
The new president of Dutch Railways (NS), Timo Huges, has said that he wants there to be more trains, that they should have a better reputation and make more profit. Trains should also be less congested, a spokesperson for the NS announces after a report about this in the Telegraaf.