The courts are likely to make a decision in favor of flex workers, who go to court due to a legal conflict over contract, the Volkskrant reports.
The criticism of the idea to ask people on welfare for a contribution is growing. Besides the FNV union, now also the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG), Divosa, and Alderman Van Es, oppose the plan of State Secretary Klijnsma
The government wants to organize special evenings for older applicants and employers to bring them in contact with each other. That said Lodewijk Asscher Minister of Social Affairs and Employment on Monday to the NOS.
According to the minister, older workers become vulnerable. Although the unemployment rate among older people is lower than among young people, it is harder for them to find a job after loosing a job.
Netherlands is among the nations with the shortest work weeks, according to CNN Money.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is worried about the speed of the increase in unemployment in the Netherlands. Chairman of political party D66 Alexander Pechtold said that the Netherlands is following Greece, Slovenia, Italy and Portugal. “It’s a category we shouldn’t feel comfortable in”.