Another 20 million euros have been made available to keep more people working productively for longer, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wrote to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wants to stop the violent jihad or other terrorist activities being funded by Dutch tax money. The government has therefore prepared legislation that should ensure that the payment of benefits or study financing to jihadists that travel to join ISIS in Iraq or Syria be put to a stop immediately
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wants to break through the taboo of people suffering of cancer and working regular jobs. The Minister will launch an investigation into a possible test with a so-called no-risk policy, in which employers can hire someone with cancer and work harder at reintegration without any financial risk
Childcare organizations need to focus more on the development of children and babies. Both the quality of childcare staff and the care of infants must improve, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wrote to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday.
This year for the first time more people took a break from the labor market because of stress and physiological reasons as compared to physical symptoms. More than 415,000 people are currently on disability leave because of a mental illness or a behavioral disorder, newspaper Trouw determined in an analysis of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) data.
The recycling company Remondis Argentia in Moerdijk, where a large fire broke out on Tuesday, were recently warned that that there was a serious explosion risk in the company.
Tens of thousands of Dutch people with financial problems are not getting the professional help they need from their municipalities - an unacceptable situation, according to State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has launched a campaign to help young people who are the victim or are at risk of forced marriage.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, equality does not mean equal opportunities for everyone in the Dutch society, because the Constitution does not protect against prejudice and unconscious racism. He said this during the 7th Martin Luther King jr. reading in The Hague on Thursday.
An extra 17.8 million euros will be made available for the ongoing actions aimed at fighting youth unemployment in the Netherlands.
Opposition parties, CDA and D66, expect clarification from Minister of Social Affairs, Lodewijk Asscher, about the implementation of the social agreement and the ministry’s speed in tackling unemployment which they think is too slow.