Health risks are not evenly distributed across the different employment contracts in the Netherlands, according to a report by the social-economic council SER, the government's main advisory body. Flexible workers face more physical dangers than permanent employees, and permanent employees struggle more emotionally, Trouw reports.
On Tuesday the SP decided to get behind a CDA and D66 motion for a women's quota for the supervisory boards of listed companies. With that there is a majority support in the Tweede Kamer for the motion that is intended to ensure that at least 30 percent of supervisory directors in business are women, NOS reports.
A mandatory women's quota for executive positions in listed companies is now one step closer. Coalition party CDA expressed support for a quota to ensure that at least 30 percent of listed companies' top positions are filled by women. The party, along with coalition partner D66, is submitting a motion calling on the government to adopt the recent
A quota is needed to get more women in top positions in Dutch companies, the social and economic council SER said in a report on Thursday. Only giving companies a goal is not working, according to the council. Employers'- and employees' organizations support this quota, NOS and NU.nl report.
Dutch young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years are struggling more and more to become independent, according to a report by social and economic council SER, the main advisory body to the Dutch government and parliament. Millennials are reaching milestones like buying a house, starting a family and building up a pension later in life than previous generations, the SER said, Niewsuur reports.
Refugees in the Netherlands are still struggling to find work. Only a quarter of asylum seekers who came to the Netherlands in 2014 now have a job, according to a new report by social-economic council SER. Business incubator Refugees Forward is trying to help by giving refugees the training they need to launch their own successful businesses.
The Dutch social economic council SER wants to combine maternity leave and paternity leave into one arrangement in which both parents get six weeks' paid leave after the birth of a child, NU.nl reports.
The different conditions and ways of financing that currently apply to maternity and paternity or partner leave are too complicated and insufficient, according to the council.
The Dutch policies on fighting childhood poverty are ineffective and need to be revised, social and economic council SER said in advice to the upcoming government. Despite numerous efforts by government and various organizations, child poverty is structural in the Netherlands, according to SER. While other countries manage to reduce it, NU.nl reports.
The Dutch government is doing too little to help refugees find work, according to the social economic council SER in a report released on Friday, ANP reports.
The SER is an advisory body of employers, trade unions and independent experts.
Refugees who were granted asylum in the Netherlands since 2013 have to pay for their integration course themselves. According to the SER, this is a big problem. Only 10 percent of people who received refugee status last year found a job relatively quickly, according to figures from the municipalities. The rest have to live on welfare.
If it is up to Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Prime Minister and Minsiter of Social Affairs and Employment, fathers of newborn babies in the Netherlands would get muchlonger paternity leave. He believes the Netherlands needs a better balance between private life and work, he said to BNR.
Cutbacks in the Cultural sector wreaked havoc in the art world. Some 20 thousand permanent jobs disappeared and the sector is now dominated by low-paid freelancers. Half of people working in culture earn less than 30 thousand euros a year, according to a study done by the government's advisory group SER and the Council for Culture
The government plans to generate a lot more wind energy cost much more than anticipated, state eleven scientists in a letter to Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs).
Government, unions, employers and environmental organizations agree on the final version of the energy agreement. In July, the parties already broadly agreed. The signatures will be placed expectedly next week, after the first constituencies of the organizations concerned have been consulted. The Social and Economic Council (SER) came on Tuesday with an official statement. The negotiations on the energy agreement took place under the direction of SER chairman Wiebe Draijer.