Netherlands - PostNL will return to direct labour - April 30, 2016

Delivery company PostNL has been under fire for relying largely on a network of freelance parcel services workers who work effectively as employees but without the social security benefits. The company has now decided to offer permanent contracts to the workers in the parcel delivery because delivery workers are increasingly entering people’s homes. The reasoning is that jobs for parcel delivery staff require a level of stability, a group of people who deliver a high quality service. The company thus also hopes to make an end to the dispute on the use of fake or bogus self-employed. While the parcel delivery work is highly profitable, the post-delivery work is still shrinking. 

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