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.
Marijke Stroucken is stepping down as human resources director at the National Police after she hid a damning report about problems at the police call center from her superiors, 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.
The 112 call centers that handle emergency calls are seriously understaffed. They are also working with outdated, and sometimes failing, computers. Both these factors put people's lives at risk.