Will it be four times a charm? The FNV trade union is again discussing with childcare employers a new collective labor agreement and a wage increase. According to the FNV, the childcare sector must become more attractive in order to retain staff and attract new employees. In the second quarter of this year, more than 6,000 vacancies were open. Three rounds of negotiations have yet yielded nothing, according to the union.

This is no reason to rejoice. But we have a birthday. The corona virus has existed for a thousand days in the Netherlands today. On February 28, 2020, Loon op Zand got the scoop, where the first patient lived. The virus is now here to stay.

Children in power, but only for a day. Group 7 and 8 children from different primary schools are seated today in the luxurious seats of the House of Representatives. They bombard Prime Minister Rutte and various ministers with questions during Children’s Question Time. These include high prices (and more pocket money?), the housing crisis and the shortage of teachers.

In 2021, an average of €5,250 was paid per employee in special compensationsuch as vacation pay, end-of-year bonuses and profit distributions. This is 5.6% more than in 2020, according to figures presented today by Statistics Netherlands. On average, men receive higher special pay than women, although this difference disappears for men working part-time.

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This piece was the most shared yesterday: Due to the time difference with Qatar, the Dutch national team sometimes plays around five o’clock. Can you take advantage of the boss’ time or can you go home a little early? We have discovered what is allowed and what is not.

We think you should also read this: The energy group Essent will increase variable electricity and gas tariffs from January 1. An important cause is the increase in the purchase prices of electricity and gas, according to the company. In addition, taxes will increase with the start of the new year.

And this you may have missed last night: Germany and the Netherlands were at odds behind the scenes this summer over gas contracts for municipalities. Until the threats.

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PS The dextox is brilliant according to some and infernal according to others. One thing is certain. You will enjoy your daily meals much more, writes Hidde de Vries after a few detox cures.

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