Public transport firms in talks on cutting services next year

Public transport firms in talks on cutting services next year – DutchNews.nl Friday 23 October 2020 Photo: N. van der Pas The Netherlands’ nine public transport companies expect to have to cut services in the coming year as falling passenger numbers hit finances, the NRC said on Thursday. The newspaper spoke to all the main … Meer lezen Public transport firms in talks on cutting services next year

Compensation for employees in the Netherlands working from home

More workers in the Netherlands have started to receive compensation to cover the additional costs incurred by working from home.  The coronavirus crisis and working from home Since spring 2020, many people have rearranged their daily routines, continuing in their jobs but working instead from the comfort of their own homes. Recently, a number of unions, including … Meer lezen Compensation for employees in the Netherlands working from home

The Randstad has most to lose from a no-deal Brexit,

The Randstad has most to lose from a no-deal Brexit, researchers say – DutchNews.nl Friday 23 October 2020 Much of the Dutch chemicals industry is located in Rotterdam. Photo: Depositphotos.com The Netherlands’ central belt known as the Randstad will be particularly hard hit if the EU and Britain fail to reach agreement on a Brexit … Meer lezen The Randstad has most to lose from a no-deal Brexit,

Faecal transplants could revolutionise treatment of diabetes 1

Faecal transplants could revolutionise treatment of diabetes 1 – DutchNews.nl Friday 23 October 2020 Amsterdam’s VU medical centre. Photo: VUmc.com Amsterdam’s UMC teaching hospital is to be given €1m to investigate the role of gut bacteria in diabetes type 1. Donors diabetes charities Diabetis Fonds and Stichting DON said the research is ‘a new and … Meer lezen Faecal transplants could revolutionise treatment of diabetes 1

Seasonal worker staffing agencies need licencing, campaigners say

Thousands of seasonal workers pick fruit and veg in the Netherlands. Photo: Depositphotos.com Trade unions, local authorities and seasonal workers are calling on the government to introduce a licencing system for staffing agencies, in a bid to stop widespread exploitation in the sector, current affairs show Nieuwsuur said on Thursday. There are some 14,000 staffing … Meer lezen Seasonal worker staffing agencies need licencing, campaigners say

The Netherlands as a leading country for digital competitiveness

The IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking has placed the Netherlands as seventh in the world, beating China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.  IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2020 For the fifth year in a row, IMD has measured the capacity and readiness of 63 economies to adopt and explore digital technologies as a driving force … Meer lezen The Netherlands as a leading country for digital competitiveness

Experts call for shorter and sharper lockdown to battle coronavirus

The Red Team – an independent group of 12 scientists who provide information and advice on how to tackle the ongoing spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands – have called for the country to go into a strict national lockdown for two weeks.  Advice for a complete lockdown in the Netherlands The Red Team is … Meer lezen Experts call for shorter and sharper lockdown to battle coronavirus

Meat consumption rises, Dutch now eat 200 million chickens a

Chickens on a factory farm. Photo: Depositphotos.com Meat consumption went up for the second year in a row in 2019, but the increase appears to be down to flexitarians and tourists, research by Wageningen Economic research for animal welfare organisation Wakker Dier has shown. ‘This is a very worrying trend at a time when every … Meer lezen Meat consumption rises, Dutch now eat 200 million chickens a

Tata Steel under fire over graphite rain, may face prosecution

Tata Steel under fire over graphite rain, may face prosecution – DutchNews.nl Friday 23 October 2020 The Tata Steel plant in IJmuiden. Photo: Depositphotos.com IJmuiden steel maker Tata Steel may be facing prosecution for breaking its environmental permits, broadcaster NOS said on Thursday, following a report in the Volkskrant newspaper. The company is under fire … Meer lezen Tata Steel under fire over graphite rain, may face prosecution

German police arrest Dutch sect leader after claim of kidnapping

The entrance to the complex where the raids took place. Photo: Piroschka van de Wouw ANP German police have arrested a 58-year-old Dutch national and alleged sect leader following raids on the group’s commune in Asperden, just over the border near Nijmegen, Dutch media said on Thursday. The arrest of the man, who calls himself … Meer lezen German police arrest Dutch sect leader after claim of kidnapping