Biggest housing corp keeps salaries secret

The biggest housing corporation in the Netherlands is refusing to reveal the full pay package given to senior executives out of privacy concerns, the NRC reports on Wednesday.

Nor will the corporation reveal what departing top level staff have received in golden handshakes and how much it spends on executive pensions, the paper says.
Under freedom of information rules, housing corporations should publish details about the pay of all executives earning more than €181,000 in their annual reports. Four of the five Ymere board members earn more than this, the NRC said.
Ymere has more than 80,000 homes in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Almere.
On Friday housing minister Eberhard van der Laan wrote to MPs suggesting housing corporation salaries should not exceed €181,000 a year.
The proposal follows mounting concern about the large salaries paid to corporation executives.

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