The Dutch police team focused on investigating child pornography is so overworked and understaffed that thousands of child pornography reports go un-investigated, RTL Nieuws reports The Public Prosecutor, police unions, and victim lawyers call for police capacity to be increased.
The high workload in healthcare in the Netherlands affects the health and private life of over three quarters of nurses, according to a survey profession association V&VN did among 17 thousand nurses. 64 percent of respondents also said that the quality of care is under severe pressure, AD reports.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee - a Dutch police force that works as part of the military and is responsible for airport security - can't keep up with extra security at Schiphol Airport due to under-staffing and a too high workload, Ton de Zeeuw, chairman of union Marechausseevereniging, said to Het Parool.
Police officers working at the Safety and Security department are complaining about a too high workload, uncaring superiors and a "culture of fear", according to police union NPB.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is improving the organization of equipping and arming the police's counterterrorism unit and other specialist police teams. Where possible, he wants to accelerate the ordering and delivery of equipment to the Special Intervention Service, he wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer.
The police's Special Intervention Service, the counterterrorism unit, lost confidence in the police leadership. They are overworked and feel that money reserved for the unit is never invested in it, the Telegraaf reported on Friday. Police chief Erik Akkerboom will visit the National Unit on Friday to investigate these claims.
Secondary school teachers' workload is so high that 9 thousand extra teachers are needed just to get all teachers not working over time, according to a study done by the general education union AOb
The police have their hands full with the extra work caused by the influx of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and this jeopardizing other police tasks, the Association of Middle and Senior Police Officers warned
Nearly one million Dutch people are suffering from burnouts caused by stress.
Ambulance employees in Amsterdam are experiencing excessive workload due to poor management. Te equipment in the ambulances is outdated and the response times are getting longer.