Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trade Union: Employers Fire Workers to Re-Employ Them Irregularly

Agnes Jongerius, head of the FNV major trade union says that employers abuse legislation in order to fire workers which they then re-employ as part-timers or flexible time workers. Research by the FNV bears this out. Seventy per cent of these workers who were fired and re-employed, received worse conditions. Sixty per cent have not voluntarily chosen this type of contract and almost half earn less than full employees in similar functions. The trade union will raise this issue with the minister of social affairs.

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