Trade union federation FNV has urged new postal delivery companies such as Sandd and Selektmail to come to the negotiating table as soon as possible to work on a new pay deal for delivery workers.
On Tuesday, junior economic affairs minister Frans Heemskerk said if a deal is not worked out by the end of the year, the cabinet will intervene.
According to research by the labour inspectorate, many delivery workers – who are paid for every item delivered – earn less than the legal minimum wage.
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