Morning newspapers - 16 January 2007
De Volkskrant, Migrant woman: more traumas in shelters
Migrant woman: more traumas in shelters
Better code of conduct urged for debt collectors
An improved code of conduct should be imposed on debt collection agencies, De Ombudsman foundation has said. The foundation has entered talks with the Dutch association of debt collection agencies NVI.
Pay-out after burn-out
People who eventually suffer burn-out after working too hard and take time off work can sue their boss for damages, thanks to a new ruling from a lower court judge in Heerlen. A former machinery repairman at a large bakery is set to be awarded of thousands of euros.
Annoyance over charities
More than 50 percent of Dutch nationals believe that large charity groups are untrustworthy.
Businessman Pieper enters the media
Former Philips executive, internet entrepreneur and investor Roel Pieper is starting up a media company. He is the financial backer of the left-conservative weekly magazine Opinio, that will be first published on Friday with a circulation of 350,000.
Builders get 7pc wage rise
The trade unions in the construction industry have successfully signed the New Year's first collective labour agreement CAO, gaining a permanent wage rise of 7.25 percent over two years. The construction sector is the first to have achieved a deal on higher wage demands claimed by the union confederations FNV and CNV.
Het Financieele Dagblad
'Hats problem' at Akzo
The rise of private equity firms is leading to an increasing number of problems for company commissioners with sideline jobs. The latest example is Akzo Nobel. At least three members of Akzo's board of commissioners are involved with groups that have an interest in Akzo selling its subsidiary Organon Biosciences to private equity investors.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news