In the previous edition of HRM Rendement, we informed you that the Netherlands Social and Economic Council (SER) had issued a draft advisory report to the yet-to-be-formed new cabinet of the Dutch government on the socio-economic policy for the next four years. In its advise, the SER pleads – among other things – for substantial amendments to current labor law. In the meantime, the grassroots of the employees’ and employers’ associations involved have voiced their support for these major changes to legislation. The members council of trade union FNV was the last party involved to give the green light for the SER’s advice. This meant a definitive version of the advisory report could be drawn up and has now been published.
It is expected a newly formed cabinet cannot ignore the advisory report, since it has such widespread support by different parties involved. The SER aims to make it easier for employees to enter into a permanent contract with their employer; flextime working will be more strictly regulated.