Work permit in easier reach of imams

20th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 July 2007, THE HAGUE – From the beginning of next week it will be easier for churches, mosques and synagogues to appoint, on religious or ideological grounds, employees from a abroad.

20 July 2007

THE HAGUE – From the beginning of next week it will be easier for churches, mosques and synagogues to appoint, on religious or ideological grounds, employees from a abroad.

To obtain a work permit for a vicar or imam it is no longer necessary to first report a vacancy to the Centre for Work and Income (CWI) or recruit employees on the European labour market.

A spokesperson for Minister of Social Affairs Piet Hein Donner said on Thursday that this decision had already been taken by the previous government.

The then Minister of Alien Affairs RitaVerdonk argued that the social aspects of religion and ideology needed to be part of the integration process of ethnic minorities. That was why it was decided that the religious and spiritual leaders would be offered a tailor-made integration programme during their first year in the Netherlands.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

 

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