Netherlands - Central bank in for wage increase - June 30, 2016

During the presentation of its half-yearly report on the economic perspectives and developments, the management of the National Bank has revealed that the declining purchase power, due to the decrease of direct labour and a diminishing of the middle segment on the labour market, endangers the economic development. The growth of flexible jobs leads to a serious fall of the labour income ratio against growing profits on capital. According to the bank’s spokesperson a ‘differentiated’ pay rise is, therefore, necessary.

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