Netherlands -Unions continue to support workers in sheltered employment -December 21, 2011

Over 6,500 people took part in a major event in Den Bosch on 10 December that brought together trade unionists, political activists, unemployed, and workers in the sheltered employment sector. The anti-austerity event focused in particular on the government plans to cut 70,000 of the 100,000 jobs in the sheltered employment sector. If the government plans are approved by parliament this would mean many disabled workers being employed on rates below the statutory minimum wage (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May and November 2011).


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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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