Wednesday 20 November 2019

Minister says IS women deportation is 'very disappointing'

Minister says IS women deportation is 'very disappointing'

Justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus has told reporters it is extremely disappointing that Turkey has sent two ISIS women back to the Netherlands. The two women were picked up at Schiphol airport on Tuesday after being deported by Ankara. Grapperhaus said he had tried to persuade Turkey not to send the women back, but to no avail. One of the women, who has two children aged three and four, has been stripped of her Dutch nationality and faces deportation to Morocco.... More >

Freelance architects get own pay deal

Freelance architects have become the first self-employed group in the country to have a pay deal governing how much they should earn, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Wednesday. When the agreement comes into affect, freelance architects who work for another bureau must be paid 150% of the gross salary of someone doing a similar job internally.  The negotiators opted for 150% to cover freelance costs, such as healthcare, pensions and insurance. The aim of the deal is to stop unfair... More >

Turkey sends back two ISIS women

Turkey has sent two Dutch women who joined IS forces in Syria five and six years ago back to the Netherlands, Dutch media said on Wednesday. One of the women, who has two children aged three and four, has been stripped of her Dutch nationality and faces deportation to Morocco, NOS said. Sources told the broadcaster the women are 25-year-old Xaviera S from Apeldoorn and 23-year-old Fatimah H from Tilburg, but this has not been confirmed.  H reported to the... More >

More women are economically independent

An increasing number of Dutch women are economically independent but 38% still do not earn enough to support themselves, according to a new report by the national statistics office CBS. In total, 62% of women who are not in education have an income at least equal to the minimum wage for a single person – or around €960 a month. Some 80% of men have enough income to be considered independent, the CBS figures show. At the same time, women... More >

Minister unchanged on refugee legal aid

The cabinet is sticking to its decision not to make legal help available to asylum seekers making their first application, junior justice minister Ankie Broekers-Knol has told the Volkskrant in an interview. At the moment, people claiming asylum are allocated a lawyer who is present when they make their application and during the first and second interview. Instead, the government plans to only provide legal help for appeals. The change, the minister said, will bring the Netherlands into line with... More >

Vopak staff unhappy about monitoring

Workers at chemical storage company Vopak are concerned about a new electronic pass card that all workers will have to carry from next year, which will monitor everything they do, the Financieele Dagblad said on Wednesday. The card will record where people are, if they are standing up or sitting down and even if they have a work permit, the paper said. ‘We have our real doubts about this,’ Cees den Breejen, of the company works council, told the paper.... More >

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