PostNL is busy with yet another reorganization under the name "Davis Cup", AD reports. This reorganization will cost 150 jobs in the marketing and sales departments and 550 jobs in PostNL's car company.
The unions have rejected the Netherlands Association of Hospitals' (NVZ) final offer for a new collective agreement for hospitals. The unions announced this on Tuesday. They are now preparing for actions.
Representatives of about 70 civil society organizations, including the Consumer Association, health insurers and Abvakabo FNV, delivered a manifesto to the Senate on Monday making their concerns known about the legislative proposal that limits the free choice of doctor.
Since the cut backs in mental healthcare (GGZ) in 2012, the waiting lists have grown, causing the gravity of psychological stress to increase and more emergency admissions to occur.
The Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) announced today that they will be doing an investigation into the working conditions at Ambulance Amsterdam.
Ambulance employees in Amsterdam are experiencing excessive workload due to poor management. Te equipment in the ambulances is outdated and the response times are getting longer.
After a three day strike, garbage collectors of the municipal services are back to work today in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen. The workers have not been collecting trash in these three big cities since Monday, in protest of stalled collective labour agreement talks.
Union Abvakabo FNV and employers' organization Jeugdzorg Nederland say that there are thousands of youth care co-workers' jobs at stake now that the Cabinet is cutting almost €500 million from youth care. They plead for a job pool for youth care.
Several hundred civil servants from the municipality of Amsterdam have staged a strike on Monday. They are protesting in front of City Hall for a pay rise. The strike will last two hours, says Fred Bos of the union Abvakabo FNV, het Parool reports.
The Cabinet has been approved the health care reform plan that will see a lot more care tasks be transfered over to the municipalities instead of the government per 1 January 2015.
Workers in 100 nursery- and care-homes are planning a strike on tuesday, according to trade union Abvakabo FNV.
A majority of Parliament supported proposed legislation of CDA and D66, Thursday, to drop the special status of government officials, safe for some exceptions. The legal status of government officials would be the same of regular employees.
The ambulance service in Amsterdam is far below par. Patients are at risk, states union FNV Abvakabo.
América Móvil has, on Wednesday evening, withdrawn their bid on KPN. KPN now has to move on alone. This has been announced by the company of the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim.
In August the Mexican telephone company had offered 2.40 euro per share. The price of the shares has risen in the past days, since there was a rumor that there was an agreement between América Móvil and KPN.
The Mexicans now withdrew from the negotiation table since they say that KPN only wants to talk further if the bid is raised.
A survey from Abvakabo FNV shows the workload of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is so high, consumers are at risk and animals suffer. KRO's Brandpunt features the story.
The baseline for officials may be eased, but then there will be cuts in benefits.
Representatives of the Mexican America Movil (AMX) meet Wednesday, for the first time, with the various unions of KPN on the future of the telecommunications company after any acquisition.
Homecare Organization Sensire closes the office in Varsseveld on Monday. This was decided by the management to guarantee the safety of the staff. Broadcaster Omroep Gelderland reported on Thursday that this was the content of a letter which Sensire wrote to the staff.
On Monday a protest is planned in front of the head quarters, because Sensire is planning to dismiss 1,100 employees. Sensire says it can not guarantee the safety of the office staff.
The employees will be asked to do their work from home or another location, reported Omroep Gelderland.
The FNV wants quick consultation with Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, on the impending mass redundancies at home care organization Sensire. FNV-chairman Ton Heerts said this on Thursday at the Square in front of the House, where FNV and Abvakabo offered the House and Government a report with alternatives to the government cuts.
A text message from Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher, to FNV-chairman Ton Heerts has caused great confusion on Tuesday and Wednesday. AbvakaboFNV organized on Tuesday to protest against planned layoffs, upon which angry caregivers occupied the headquarters of Sensire.
Late Tuesday night the occupation stopped because according to the union, the minister had promised to talk together this weekend. The Ministry knew nothing. They announced: “The minister is on holiday abroad. There has not been any contact between the minister and us.”
About 100 employees of home care provider Sensire have occupied the lobby of the headquarters in Varsseveld on Tuesday. They demanded that the Board waives the announced dismissal of 1,100 employees. The occupation ended around midnight.
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Lodewijk Asscher, has promised that he is going to talk with the FNV this weekend, to find a solution for the mass dismissal, reported AbvakaboFNV.
Minister Ronald Plasterk of Interior Affairs has on Sunday responded laconically to the threat, of Abvakabo chairman Corrie van Brenk, that the social agreement will be off the table if the Cabinet cuts 6 billion euro in 2014. "Well, the unions mark their position. That's just part of the game,” he said in the TV program WNL on Sunday.
In March, the government closed the social agreement with employers and employees. An austerity package of 4.3 billion was then put in the refrigerator. The hope was that the economy would attract and that the cuts would not be necessary.
Ambulance personnel will expand their actions in the next few weeks with work interruptions. On Wednesday employees will stop working for two hours from 12.30pm in Almere and Lelystad, in the province in Flevoland.