Dutch MPs back flexible working

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Two political parties, ruling coalition member the Christian Democrats CDA and Green Left, are pushing for employees to be given more freedom to decide when and where they work.

The two Dutch parties have decided to join forces in order to push the idea of more flexible working, including the possibility of working from home. They hope the increased freedom will mean workers are better able to combine work and looking after a family.

During a parliamentary debate three weeks ago, it emerged that Social Affairs Minister Henk Kamp and a majority of MPs were behind more flexible working times. Employers and unions were called on to agree measures within six months. It now looks as if MPs from the two parties may introduce draft legislation before that time is up.




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