Employment summit kicks off

27th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 June 2007, THE HAGUE – The employment summit kicked off in The Hague today. The government, employers, trade unions and municipalities hope to make agreements to help find jobs for 200,000 people who have little prospect of finding work at the moment.

27 June 2007

THE HAGUE – The employment summit kicked off in The Hague today. The government, employers, trade unions and municipalities hope to make agreements to help find jobs for 200,000 people who have little prospect of finding work at the moment.

These difficult to employ job seekers are the elderly, young people with no qualifications, and disabled people.

Deputy Prime Minister Wouter Bos said shortly before the summit started that the government would not make any proposals today for relaxation of dismissal legislation, a sensitive topic for the trade unions.

The government and employers want to make it easier for businesses to dismiss workers; the unions are fiercely opposed to any move in this direction. The unions want to see subsidies granted for hiring the unemployed.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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