Netherlands - New labour market law makes it easier to dismiss workers - February 28, 2019

The House of Representatives accepts the new law Arbeidsmarkt in Balans (labourmarket in balance) in which differences between steady and flexible work are limited. The union movement opposed this law because it makes it easier for employers to sack employees in order to deregulate the labour market. Some advantages of the new law were also acknowledged such as the fact that the law causes flex work to become better paid and employees in payroll contracts will build up a complete old age pension. This new law still has to go through discussions in the Senate.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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