Netherlands -Flexible contracts -November 04, 2014

A recent study published by the trade union research institute ‘de Burcht’ compares the use of flexible contracts in four companies operating in the media and transportation sectors.

A recent study published by the trade union research institute ‘de Burcht’ compares the use of flexible contracts in four companies operating in the media and transportation sectors. In those sectors many employees are working on a flex contract or as freelancers. According to the authors, the growth of flexible contracts is not a natural phenomenon caused by globalisation or fickle consumer behaviour, but appears to be a conscious choice. The government has prepared a law (the Law work and security, entering 1 January 2015) that aims to bridge the gap between fixed and flexible contracts.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/11/03/flex-workers-losing-permanent-jobs/

Dutch: http://www.deburcht.nl/userfiles/file/Flexibele%20arbeid.pdf

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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