Civil servants’ special job protection should end: CDA, D66

The ruling Christian Democrats and opposition Liberal democrats (D66) are presenting draft legislation in parliament on Monday which will end the special jobs protection enjoyed by civil servants if passed.

At the moment, civil servants have the right to appeal at every level of a redundancy procedure so the process takes twice as long and is twice as expensive as sacking an ordinary worker, the parties claim.
The legislation would cover all 600,000 civil servants, with the exception of the military and judges, the parties say.
The special position enjoyed by civil servants has changed considerably over the past decades. Redundancy packages have been brought in line with the private sector and they have also been given the right to strike.

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