Netherlands - Employers can live with pay increase - October 31, 2017

An investigation among 1000 employers revealed that a large majority of the employers feel wages should now be rising. Trade union FNV said last month it would be looking for wage rises averaging 3.5% in the next pay round. In addition, the polled employers want the new government to cut taxes and support the proposed switch to two tax bands in the income tax system. Six in 10 also think moves to make the labour market more flexible have gone too far.

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