FNV wants priority for minorities

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29 May 2007, AMSTERDAM - Trade union confederation FNV wants people of minority background to be given preference for jobs.

29 May 2007

AMSTERDAM  - Trade union confederation FNV wants people of minority background to be given preference for jobs.

This kind of "affirmative action" – the preference given to a minority candidate if both the minority and the native Dutch have the same qualifications – should increase the chance of minority candidates finding jobs and combat discrimination, FNV chairperson Agnes Jongerius said in an interview with weekly supplement Volkskrant Banen today.

The unemployment rate among minorities is twice that among native Dutch . Minorities are also strongly underrepresented in management positions, a study by Volkskrant Banen shows.

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