Morning newspapers – 7 December 2007

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Police often fail to follow safety regulations in storing confiscated fireworks. The Telegraaf reports this on the basis of an investigation by the inspectorate of the ministry of housing, spatial planning and the environment. 16 of the 25 police regions do not store confiscated fireworks according to the regulations and are therefore taking serious risks. A quarter of police stations do not have fire-safe storage cabinets. A spokesperson for the police institute says the "figures are old" and that most po

Police often fail to follow safety regulations in storing confiscated fireworks. The Telegraaf reports this on the basis of an investigation by the inspectorate of the ministry of housing, spatial planning and the environment. 16 of the 25 police regions do not store confiscated fireworks according to the regulations and are therefore taking serious risks. A quarter of police stations do not have fire-safe storage cabinets. A spokesperson for the police institute says the "figures are old" and that most police forces have remedied the situation.

Customers of large banks will have to pay considerably more for their bank cards in the coming year, the AD reports. The fees for these cards will increase by several euro. Postbank cards will be 14 percent more expensive, and Rabobank cards will be 23.5 percent more expensive. The smaller banks are not increasing their fees. Banking at DSB for instance will remain free.

A third of Dutch employees is unhappy with the management at the company where they work. This has emerged from a survey by Integron, Metro reports. The dissatisfaction about managers prompts a quarter of employees to start looking for another job. Employees are, on average, satisfied with the working conditions, cooperation within the organisation and security.

It is Volunteer Day and AD reports on the shortage of volunteers in healthcare and at sport clubs. Ronald Hetem of the association of volunteer organisations NOV says that this shortage will only be aggravated by the government's policy to encourage people to work to an older age. "The later people retire, the less time they have left." Organisations that have a good or "sexy" reputation, primarily because of celebrity support, like War Child or Cliniclowns, have no shortage of volunteers, the AD reports.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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