Coalition party VVD has said that the jobs plan presented by labour unions earlier this week is an "idiotic" plan that destroys jobs, and is therefore unspeakable. VVD-faction president Halbe Zijlstra says in an interview with De Telegraaf that the PvdA should also take distance from the proposals.
Hundreds of teachers and staff in intermediate vocational education institutions are going on strike Thursday.
Branch trade unions will present proposals before the Summer that will encourage job growth through tax reductions on labour. They are thinking of a sum of €1 billion.
The cabinet will soon decide on a new system that will enforce stricter rules on pension funds next year. The new system, which is coordinated with unions, employers and 'friendly' opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP, according to De Telegraaf.
The Netherlands will face a shortage of primary school teachers in coming years, according to the National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands (CNV).
The Social State of the Netherlands in 2013, by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), outlines the disastrous consequences of the crisis.
Both unions FNV and CNV accept the changes in the Social Agreement, which follow from the budget agreement of last Friday evening.
FNV chairman Ton Heerts says that he is not happy with the way how the agreement was ‘violated’. “What good does it make to have an agreement, which after a couple of months is on the table again. Are we going to see changes again around Christmas?”