Dictionary of Dutchness


The Stichting van de Arbeid (STAR or Labour foundation) is made up of 10 representatives from both the employers organisations and trade unions. Founded in 1944, the body is an important consultation forum for labour relations. Every spring and autumn, the STAR meets government officials to discuss plans for the national budget and forthcoming round of pay talks.

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