Politician calls for crack down on welfare recipients
Recipients of social security should do on the job training or face cut in benefits.10 April 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The leader of the Christian Democratic party in the Dutch parliament, Pieter van Geel, says that recipients of social security must be made to do on the job training. If they refuse, their benefits should be cut.
Van Geel says that social security recipients would then have a better chance of getting a job. He says that it is unacceptable that some families have been on social security for generations.
The Dutch statistics office estimates that around 270,000 people in The Netherlands receive social security benefits.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]