Polish dockers unwanted by unions or bosses

23rd August 2006, Comments 0 comments

23 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — Neither companies nor unions want to allow Poles or other workers from the new EU states to be able to more easily acquire work in the country's docks.

23 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — Neither companies nor unions want to allow Poles or other workers from the new EU states to be able to more easily acquire work in the country's docks.

The announcement was made by the union confederations FNV and CNV and the employers organisation AWVN on Tuesday.

Since June of this year, companies in the agricultural sector, inland water transport, slaughter houses and fish filleting companies, in scientific research and in metalworking can more easily apply for a work permit for employees from Eastern Europe.

The Social Affairs Ministry is considering extending this streamlining to dockworkers.

But unions and employer organisations claim this would be unnecessary because there are no problems recruiting new personnel in this sector.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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