Retirement Ultimatum: Unions Demand National Early Retirement for Physically Demanding Jobs

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Dutch labor unions FNV, CNV, and VCP have issued an ultimatum to the government, seeking a national early retirement plan for workers in physically demanding jobs. The unions are pushing for the Dutch State to establish a permanent arrangement that allows those with challenging physical labor roles to retire earlier. Failure to do so could result in strikes across various sectors. Caretaker Minister Carola Schouten, responsible for pension policy, has committed to …

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