Belgium - ING workers can stay at home - April 30, 2017

The ING bank has decided to keep 1,500 older employees at home, out of work. The bank decided to make 3,000 employees redundant by 2021. In order to avoid dismissals as much as possible, the bank offered some 1,500 older people the option to stay at home in future, keeping the lion's share of their wage. This is in fact a kind of early retirement, something which the federal government is trying to abolish to keep as many people in work as long as possible.

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