Tough new rules on redundancy will lead to an increase in ‘throwaway’ workers – people on temporary contracts who can easily be dumped – social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner told MPs on Wednesday evening.
Donner was responding to calls from Socialist Party MPs for more rights and security for temporary staff. Donner said that giving flexi-workers more rights would force companies to look for other cheap staffing options.
Employers have campaigned for years for changes in Dutch redundancy laws. Making it easier to get rid of staff would mean they would be more likely to employ workers on proper contracts, they argue.
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