Labour may reconsider redundancy plans
The unions’ rejection of cabinet plans to reform redundancy law may force the Labour party to rethink its position, PvdA MP Mariëtte Hamer told news agency ANP on Tuesday.
‘There is a good chance that we will fine-tune the plans,’ Hamer said. On Monday, the FNV trade union federation reported that unions and employers had failed to reach a common position on the plans because the unions are totally opposed to making it easier to sack staff.
Meanwhile, the FD reports that the unions want more rights for people on temporary employment contracts, and will make their position clear during talks under the auspices of the STAR labour foundation on Thursday.
Under current laws on temporary employment, temps can be given three short-term contracts by the same employer before being offered a permanent job.
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