Minister wants deal with unions, employers on ‘integration’

Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher wants to reach an agreement with unions, employers and migrants’ organisations on ‘integration’, news agency ANP reports.

The agreement should include deals on increasing the supply of jobs for migrants and combating discrimination on the jobs market, ANP says.

Asscher told MPs on Tuesday he is taking a cautious approach to the issue because he does not want to awaken expectations which cannot be realised. Nevertheless, the minister said, he is committed to tackling the issue.

Asscher also told parliament he wants to tackle companies which discriminate against migrants. For example, they could be ruled out of future government contracts, he said.

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