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People living in Groningen province will have to expect more and possibly more severe earthquakes because of natural gas extraction, the head of gas company NAM has told the NRC.
Almost one in four Dutch employers last year asked their workforce to accept a reduced package of secondary benefits, and 10% tried to force through a pay cut, according to research quoted in Wednesday's Financieele Dagblad.
Robots and computerisation will lead to the loss of between two million and three million Dutch jobs over the next decades, acccording to research by accountancy group Deloitte.

Union goes to court - over its merger with other unions
The works council of trade union FNV Bondgenoten is going to the company court in Amsterdam in its dispute about the pending merger with other FNV trade unions.

The Netherlands is one of the best countries to grow old in: survey
The Netherlands is one of the best places in the world to grow old with the over-60s having an average of 17.8 years of healthy life ahead of them, according to a global survey by Help Age International.

Property rental agencies under fire for charging tenants fees
Tens of thousands of tenants who paid commission fees to a property finder can take legal action to recover the money, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

Thirteen still in hospital after monster truck accident
Thirteen of the 31 people injured in Sunday’s monster truck stunt show in Haaksbergen remain in hospital, doctors said on Tuesday evening.

Ajax without a win so far in Champions League
Amsterdam football club Ajax came away from Tuesday night's Champions League group F match against Apoel in Nicosia with a 1-1 draw.

Tips flood in over John de Mol blackmailer ordering cakes
Almost 100 people have rung the police with tips after a television crime show broadcast a drawing of a man said to be connected to threats against tv mogul John de Mol.

Dutch message in a bottle travels 18,000 km in two years
Wardens on the Australian island Macquarie have found a letter in a bottle, posted by a Dutch sailor two years previously close to Cape Horn.

Children's fruit juice drink is named misleading product of the year
Children’s drink Capri-Sun Multivitamin has been named most misleading product of 2014 by visitors to the Foodwatch website.

Slight rise in football hooliganism last season, MPs want action
There was a slight rise in the number of people arrested for football-related offences last season, according to new official figures.

Fish processor at centre of salmonella outbreak still not up to scratch
A fish processing company which was at the centre of a salmonella outbreak two years ago, has not yet cleaned up its act, health minister Edith Schippers has told parliament.

Dutch exports revised upward to 4.7% in July
Dutch exports rose 4.7% in July compared with July 2013, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Court admits evidence from gangland murder broker turned witness
Evidence from a new crown witness will be admitted in appeal hearings on a string of gangland killings, judges in Amsterdam said on Tuesday.

TV personalities John and Linda de Mol blackmailed and threatened
Police are investigating the blackmail of television mogul John de Mol and threats made against his sister Linda, a television presenter and actress, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Chinese restaurants can again bring Chinese chefs to the Netherlands
Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher has relaxed his ban on Chinese restaurants bringing specialist cooks into the country in return for concessions on retraining local chefs.

Civil servants fear 'chaotic' decentralisation of youth, care services
Many officials believe the transfer of national government responsibilities for youth work, home care and sheltered work schemes to local councils will proceed with difficulty and one in five predict it will be chaotic, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

DAF Trucks signs deal to sell 700 vehicles to Russian transport firm
Eindhoven-based car maker DAF Trucks has received an order for 700 vehicles from Russian transport group Monopoly, the company says on its website.

Queen Máxima poses for photo with Desi Bouterse's wife
The media in Suriname have published a photograph showing queen Máxima posing with Ingrid Waldring-Bouterse, the wife of Desi Bouterse, the controversial president of Suriname who has been sentenced to 11 years in jail in the Netherlands for drugs trafficking.

World's biggest cruise ship arrives in Rotterdam
The world’s biggest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, has arrived in the heart of Rotterdam.

Nine out of 10 Dutch people have savings
Nearly nine out of 10 Dutch people have savings yet one-third were sent formal reminders about paying a bill over the past year and four out of 10 were overdrawn at some point, according to new research.

Nearly 5,000 people died via euthanasia in the Netherlands in 2013
There were 4,829 official cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 15% on 2012, according to the annual report of the regional monitoring committees.

Syria returnee and 'jihad recruiter' to stay in jail pending court case
A 20-year-old man who returned to the Netherlands after spending time in Syria has been remanded in custody until his November trial on terrorist offences.

Minister welcomes robots but warns of impact on jobs
Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher is happy to embrace robot technology but warns it could create extreme inequality.

ING has worst online banking service: survey
ING internet banking clients had to deal with more breakdowns and disruption than any other bank so far this year, according to website Allestoringen.nl.




 
 
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Air France-KLM: Come strike with me
photo Annemarie van Gaal
Air France-KLM pilots would rather run the company into the ground than consider its future welfare, writes Annemarie van Gaal.
 
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