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Teacher
May 15 '14 10:30

Hundreds of teachers and staff in intermediate vocational education institutions are going on strike Thursday.

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May 15 '14 10:11

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.

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May 13 '14 14:28

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.

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Apr 18 '14 15:12

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.

Pensioners
Apr 3 '14 11:59

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.

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Mar 19 '14 09:43

Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.

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Feb 6 '14 14:19

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.

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Jan 21 '14 13:07

Air France-KLM will not be transferring jobs to France, Alexandre de Juniac, the company’s chairman said on Monday.

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Jan 20 '14 04:32

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.

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Jan 17 '14 17:27

High-end jewelry chain Siebel has closed its doors.

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Dec 24 '13 04:33

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).

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Dec 23 '13 12:21

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.

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Nov 22 '13 04:31

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

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Oct 15 '13 07:15

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?”

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Oct 14 '13 05:39

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?

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Oct 14 '13 00:02

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.

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Sep 30 '13 03:54

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.

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Sep 26 '13 05:11

Travel organization Oad has been declared bankrupt on Wednesday. The company says that the bad economical climate and the reduced turnover in the travel branch have caused the bankruptcy.

Oad had to file for bankruptcy since they couldn’t pay their bills and salaries anymore.

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Sep 17 '13 02:14

The FNV actions against new cuts from the government, on November 30, are still on.

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Sep 16 '13 02:59

The Dutchman loses an average of 0.5 percent of their purchasing power next year. The growth of the Dutch economy will average 0.5 percent, while the budget deficit will average 3.3 percent in 2014.

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Sep 13 '13 02:41

Parents work less because day care is becoming increasingly expensive, according to a survey by the FNV (Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging) (Dutch Trade Union) and the foundation for Working Parents. One out of four couples have cut hours and in some cases a parent stopped working altogether.

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Aug 31 '13 02:49

So far there seem to be few jobs for Romanians and Bulgarians when the Dutch borders open up to them on January 1st, reported the NOS on Friday after a tour of several major agencies in The Netherlands.

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Aug 23 '13 05:37

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.

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Aug 9 '13 08:36

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.

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