Netherlands -FNV calls for real jobs -May 03, 2015

Calls for more ‘real jobs’ instead of temporary contracts.

The FNV trade union organised a march and demonstration in Amsterdam on 1 May, calling for more ‘real jobs’ instead of temporary contracts. The unified union that was created as the result of the merger of several trade union federations and the ‘old’ confederation FNV criticised employers, including the government, who are turning real work into precarious and temporary contracts. Employers consider employees on permanent contracts a risk and for them there is only one thing that counts: making profits.


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