To prevent experience getting unnecessarily lost, the Cabinet wants to make it easier to continue working after reaching retirement. Therefore they want to bring an end to the mandatory dismissal upon reaching retirement age.
According to union leader Meindert Groter of FNV, the employees of money transporter Brink's Nederland are threatening to strike around the holidays.
The Second Chamber announced yesterday that a number of Parliament Members spent the last four days visiting the Dutch troops in Mali.
Fifty freelance couriers contracted by PostNL, DHL and UPS have taken action against Bol.com, alleging poor working conditions and financial exploitation. Bol.com’s offer of “free delivery” has become a target for the FNV trade union who claims that it is the couriers who pay the price for cheap parcel delivery.
German big-box wholesaler Makro has announced its intention to lay off several hundred staff across its Netherlands branches. Fifty four employees at the Breda branch have already been laid off, in addition to dozens of layoffs at company headquarters in Amsterdam earlier this year.
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.
Passengers riding the rails during rush hour Friday morning were greeted with trains that had finally been cleaned. Following the settlement of the janitors’ strike earlier this week, cleaning crews returned to work at 10 p.m. Thursday night.
There is fewer harassment at Dutch workplaces, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). The percentage of employees that report harassment from clients, colleagues or executives has dropped between 2008 and 2013.
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.
Healthy working hours, work pressure and aggression in the workplace are among the problems of work stress that minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has said he will implement measures against.
Shoppers looking for bread in the North and East of the country came upon empty shelves Friday morning as a small group of drivers are on strike.
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.
Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.
The Tax service of Union FNV warns people they may be confronted with after-taxes, since the labor deduction was sobered down. The Union annually helps about 300,000 people fill out their tax returns.
Air France-KLM will not be transferring jobs to France, Alexandre de Juniac, the company’s chairman said on Monday.
A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.
High-end jewelry chain Siebel has closed its doors.
Trade unions FNV and BTB AVV accuse Ikea in the Netherlands and Belgium of labor repression and exploitation of foreign drivers, reported the “Algemeen Dagblad”(AD).
National Railway Company NS and its workers' union have fired off a letter to Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten in which they demand measures be taken against the abuses on-board personnel often endure at the hands of passengers.
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
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?”
After ten days of negotiations, the government and D66, SGP and ChristenUnie have reached an agreement on the budget for 2014. What did they agree upon and how does the Netherlands responds to the agreement?
Train drivers are furious about a commercial from the Donor Week. It features a triathlete running across a closed railroad crossing in front of a train.