Netherlands -Agency accused of exploitation -October 30, 2013

A newspaper reports that staffing agency Werk & Ik, which has been praised for its 'creative approach', is exploiting workers from Eastern Europe. The agency, with a turnover of €12m and with Schiphol airport, Swissair and Amsterdam's RAI exhibition centre among its clients, requires temporary workers to work long days, often for less than the official wages. The company, set up in 2009, does not give its workers pay slips and deducts €2.50 an hour from wages for a bed in a garage. This takes the price of a place to sleep up to €150 a week.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/10/praised_staffing_agency_accuse ...  

 

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