Steven van Weyenberg

Aug 25 '16 09:35

The D66 wants three months of paid paternity leave - one of the points in the party's election campaign set to be presented on Friday. According to Statistics Netherlands' calculations, this will cost around 200 million euros a year

May 17 '16 14:05

The D66 wants to change the pension system so that individual workers can chose their pension plans for themselves, instead of the current collective schemes

May 4 '16 12:25

The introduction of a new law for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands is already having effect on freelancers - large companies no longer want to hire them, BNR reports based on documents in its possession. The companies asked not to be mentioned by name.

Feb 18 '16 10:06

Opposition parties SP, CDA, D66, ChristenUnie and GroenLinks are calling on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher to do more to tackle discrimination in employment. According to the parties, nothing has come from Asscher's promises to crack down on discriminatory companies and Maartens are still rather employed than Mohammeds.

Sep 9 '15 09:27

The majority of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to submit proposals for a substantial increase in the minimum wage for young people in the short term.

Sep 7 '15 12:12

A quietly implemented change to the calculation of unemployment benefits, has had negative effects on flexible workers and seasonal workers, whose benefits are suddenly much lower. The change is also affecting those who briefly left unemployment for lower paid jobs and then reapplied for benefits

Oct 14 '14 15:46

D66 Member of Parliament Steven van Wyenberg wants clarification on Prime Minister Mark Rutte's remarks on simplifying collective bargaining agreements.

Asian chef
Sep 30 '14 09:50

Asian restaurants have been in discussion with Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and benefits agency UWV about receiving work permits to attract top Asian chefs to their restaurants. The parties came to an agreement, which will be officially signed on Wednesday in Amsterdam, de Telegraaf reports.

Minister Stef Blok (Source: Wikimedia/Rijksoverheid)
Sep 2 '14 14:22

The D66 wants clarification from the Cabinet over the high sick leave in the national government. According to recent figures absenteeism was 5.2 percent last year, well above the Dutch average of 3.9 percent, reports.

Aug 11 '13 12:12

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.

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