Nearly one in every ten Dutch claim that their employer is withholding their annual holiday pay due to the Covid-19 crisis, a survey by the National Federation of Christian Trade Unions (CNV) revealed on Friday. According to the group's findings, some eight percent of the 1,700 respondents interviewed said that their employer is refusing to issue holiday pay, while 11 percent claimed that they do not know whether or not their employer will issue the pay.
The PvdA wants to give employees in the Netherlands the right to be unreachable to their boss and colleagues outside of working hours - no more answering a quick work email during dinner time, if PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher has his way, RTL Nieuws reports.
Compliments on work well done do not only make employees happier, it also makes them work harder, according to research from the University of Maastricht. Complimenting only the best performers in the department increases the work tempo similar to a compliment to the whole department. While giving a complement to only one or two people in the department, prompts the workers who were not complimented to work harder, AD reports.
Many employers want to get rid of arrangements that ensure their employees have a healthy and safe work environment, says trade union FNV. According to the union, numerous sectors have problems with too heavy workloads, but employers thwart attempts to rectify this
Freelancers experience less pressure at work and are less likely to burnout than employees who work for a boss. They are also more enthusiastic about their work, find their jobs more varied and want to retire later than employees, according to a study done by TNO and Statistics Netherlands.
Wage increases for Dutch employees was lower than was economically justified last year, according to a study by Dutch central bank DNB. The low salary increases put workers' purchasing power under pressure, which is damaging to the Netherlands' economy
The employees of V&D and La Place are willing to accept a 2 percent wage cut, the lawyer for FNV and CNV said in the summary proceedings before the Amsterdam court this morning, AD reports
A study done by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) shows that one in six self employed people are living below the poverty line.
According to sources in Paris, the management of Air France KLM has to seriously intervene in the French-Dutch company to avoid technical bankruptcy. "The coming weeks are crucial for survival."
Dutch shop chain Hema no longer wants to pay employees for taking short breaks. According to a request of assent that the Hema has sent to the workers councils of bakeries, distribution centers and shop chains, breaks are to go the way of lunch hours, which Hema is already not paying for.
Sanoma is selling of 19 magazine titles to New Skool Media, the Finnish publisher announces today. The sale also means that 93 employees are moving over to New Skool, who retain their current terms of employment and social plan.
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.
The number of minimum wage jobs rose slightly in the 2008-2012 period, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). Mostly young people between 20 and 30 years of age are taking on these jobs.
A few days before the mass-axing of more than 1,200 employees at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom, the company organized a party for the workers, the AD reports.
The Rotterdam bookshop of the bankrupt Polare chain may survive. A group of Polare employees announced on Monday that they have managed to collect enough money to take over the shop. It will be established on the Coolsingel under its old name, Donner, the Telegraaf reports.