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Covid Social Impact

COVID-19 in the Netherlands

Industrial relations in the Netherlands

  • National trade union confederations 
    • CNV National Federation of Christian Trade Unions
      (Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond)
    • FNV Netherlands Trade Union Confederation
      (Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging)
    • VCP Trade union federation for Professionals
      (Vakcentrale voor Professionals)

The state of pension reforms

Strikes in the Netherlands

  • Background summary
    • The compromise-seeking culture has heavily curbed recourse to strike action. One of the notable facts about the Netherlands is that the right to strike is not recognised either in the Constitution or in law. Judicial case-law alone recognises the right to strike as fundamental. Read more.

Latest EU Commission documents for the Netherlands

Translations into Dutch are available

The state of labour market reforms

  • Background summary
    • Although relatively unscathed by the debt crisis that resulted in dramatic reforms to the labour market in several European countries, the labour market in the Netherlands has nonetheless undergone profound change involving strong growth in temporary jobs and self-employment, prompting the authorities to correct a number of excesses.  Read more.
  • ETUI publications related to labour reforms