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Retirement life has changed dramatically in a number of decades. In the past, the period was all about 'drifting out'…

You are legally entitled to four weeks of holiday each year. In addition, your collective labor agreement or contract may include…

The Early Retirement Scheme (RVU) makes it possible to retire earlier. Your employer will then pay you a…

Whether you work at home or at the office: it is important that your workplace is good. There are a lot…

Exercise more, drink less, watch your spending. Good intentions, who doesn't have them? In the end, it's all about good…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Or…

At the end of the year it is always a hot topic: donating money to your child or grandchild. Logical too…

For almost 25 years, parents have had the option of taking parental leave: they can temporarily work less to…

Does someone close to you need care? Then you help: out of care, but often also necessity. For most people…

There is a good chance that you will not continue to do the same job until you retire. But still: with a specific background,…

Many students work alongside their studies. This way you not only earn your salary, but you also invest in your own…

Many people think of traveling the world or spending time with grandchildren when they retire. Yet the number of working retirees is increasing…

It is important to take regular vacations. That is why everyone in the Netherlands is entitled to four weeks of vacation. In addition, give…

In exchange for everything you do for your employer, you get all kinds of benefits. The most important is probably your monthly…

According to all the news reports, the job market has never been more favorable for job seekers: there is a low…

They're coming again: the year-end or assessment interviews. You will talk to your manager about your performance in…

A dismissal can take place in different ways. Resigning yourself and being fired are the two most common. But you…

If you work from home, you incur costs that you would not incur if you went to the office. You drink your own…

Does your employer think that you are too late too often, take unauthorized leave, call in sick unjustly, behave inappropriately…

You can be bored with your work for various reasons: you lack challenge, your boss doesn't get along or…

The principle of retirement is simple: you save during your working life, so that you have enough income when you stop…

It is, of course, incredibly sad to think about the death of your partner. And yet it makes sense…

You accrue pension and state pension, so that you also have an income when you have stopped working. In…

Are you ill for a long time? Then you have to reintegrate: a shared responsibility between you and your employer. In the Improvement Act…

It is in the news almost every day: people are being searched everywhere. In today's tight labor market,…

The NS staff is on strike. Until they achieve a desired collective labor agreement result, it is quite possible that there will be no or fewer trains running,…

A new European law has been in effect in the Netherlands since 1 August. The goal: the content of your work and your…

Getting started as an independent entrepreneur: for some it is a pleasant alternative to working as an employee, others have to…

What do you actually put on your resume or LinkedIn profile these days? Digitally promoting yourself is a difficult task for many people….

Working at the office is no longer self-evident. Due to the various lockdowns, work from home advice and the rise of hybrid working, we are…

Would you like to increase your professional knowledge by following a course? Sounds good. Gaining knowledge and skills that you can do more for ...

We can of course say that your work is 'just work'. And in a way that is true: there is still…

You've been looking forward to it for a long time, and the moment has finally arrived. Holidays! Away from work and completely…

Retirement is often a far-from-your-bed show, a complex concern for later. Still, it's good to get a grip on it,…

What does this mean for you? The temporary arrangement was due to expire on June 30, 2022. It has been extended, so that your social…

In 2019, the government and the social partners reached an agreement on the reform of the pension system. Since then it has been…

You hear people say: when I retire I will travel, or after my retirement I will continue to work….

Many people think of traveling the world or spending time with grandchildren when they retire. Yet the number of working retirees is increasing…

In the newsletter of March you were able to read about the National Informal Care Survey 2022, an initiative of Senior Service and…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Or…

A new job or a contract extension? Congratulations! In both cases a beautiful moment, in which you probably want to…

Whether you are just starting your career or about to retire: sooner or later you will get…

The government wants to amend the rules for non-competition clauses. How should that take shape and where do you walk if…

For most people, unemployment benefits are a far cry from their bed. But now that we see the first signs of economic headwinds,…

This year, the number of companies going bankrupt is increasing sharply. When your employer goes bankrupt, he is no longer…

For almost 25 years, parents have had the option of taking parental leave: they can temporarily work less to…

Starting a new job is exciting and fun at the same time. Good preparation is half the job. For your job interview…

There is a certain culture within every organization. That's nice if it suits you well. But sometimes you can…

It can happen to anyone: you develop feelings for a colleague, maybe even a relationship. What do you do with that? You can…

Visible piercings or tattoos, a bright hair color or a striking clothing style: these are personal choices you make to look…

Few situations are more annoying than not getting along with your supervisor or manager. It has a major impact on your…

You're retired: enjoy plenty of free time. Or not? Many people choose to…

Your employment contract or collective agreement often states the wages you receive for your work. Usually this is your gross salary….

If you become unemployed and apply for unemployment benefits, you have a lot to deal with. Of course you want to know how high…

If your income is too low to pay for your healthcare costs or rent, you are eligible for a healthcare…

If you work as an employee, you will receive a salary in exchange for your work. The amount of your wages…

The new pension law provides a good basis for creating a future-proof pension system. That is what the trade union says…

Woman walking with dog

Even if you receive unemployment benefits, you are entitled to holiday and holiday pay. But how long? And how do you arrange…

holiday sun beach

Research De Unie    In the past two years, many people have not managed to get their vacation days. Now…

Pension is a broad term: it can refer to your state pension, but also to your (early) retirement pension. Yet it often means…

Do you care for someone for a long time, are you their support and rock? Then you might be one of the millions…

There are two types of vacation days in the Netherlands: statutory and non-statutory. The difference between these types of leave is important, but not…

The price of petrol and diesel has shot up in recent weeks. This makes it more difficult for many people to…

It's something to look forward to: vacation! A few days or weeks off, escaping from the hustle and bustle of work…

Money

It's the end of February. That means: you can almost do your tax return again. The Tax and Customs Administration has already largely…

A few years ago, youth unemployment rose and at the same time it became clear that we have to work longer. The arrangement around…

The rules around quarantine change every few weeks. Confusing in itself, but completely complex if you also consider your isolation…

Most employees regularly receive a pay slip – also known as a salary slip – from their employer. This often comes in monthly,…

Are you still happy in your work and with your employer? Hopefully yes. But if you're not, then…

You want to reach your state pension age comfortably, but it is slowly increasing. This means we have to work longer and can only…

Most employees regularly receive a pay slip – also known as a salary slip – from their employer. This often comes in monthly,…

Woman is studying behind her laptop

Have you always dreamed of another job? Or are you no longer in your place in your current job? This is…

The amount of AOW benefits is adjusted every six months. The amount is derived from the minimum wage and depends on your…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Curious…

If you are fired and you are (temporarily) unemployed, you can apply for unemployment benefits at the UWV. The UWV…

The Regional Mobility Teams (RMTs) that guide employees from job to job are starting to take shape. The VCP and trade association…

Dismissal by Corona

Whether it is due to a reorganization, unexpected redundancies or corona: if you are told that you are…

The age at which you become entitled to state pension is determined five years in advance. The Ministry of Social Affairs and…

Last year we organized personal pension talks for members who were approaching retirement age. These were then well received. Therefore…

Job change

If you have an employment contract with an employer, you often accrue pension. You keep doing this until you…

Fired immediately

We are regularly asked what happens if you are fired on the spot. In short: your employment contract…

Right to benefits

Are you (temporarily) unable to provide (enough) income? Then you can count on a social safety net of regulations in the Netherlands…

Company is taken over

As an employee of an organisation, your terms of employment are laid down in your contract. This is an agreement between you and your…

It can be exciting and overwhelming to apply for a new job. There is a lot to consider:…

Many people think of traveling the world or spending time with grandchildren when they retire. Yet the number of working retirees is increasing…

Work pressure is more than just work pressure. It is a structural imbalance between the workload you can handle and that you…

Dismissal at the office

When do you submit what? You should be able to use things you need for your work up to and including…

Working from home

The corona pandemic shows that working from home can be an excellent alternative to working at the office. Much of the work can…

Do you receive an unemployment benefit or sickness benefit from the UWV, but do you also have an income from work? Then it calculates…

Many pupils and students do an internship during their studies. This is the ultimate opportunity to test the theory you…

Woman is studying behind her laptop

Would you like to increase your professional knowledge by following a course? Sounds good. Gaining knowledge and skills that you can do more for ...

development plan training

Whether you are at school, studying or working: your development remains an important part of your life. Until you…

It is important to be able to take a vacation from work. For you, but also for your employer: you come…

You've been looking forward to it for a long time, and the moment has finally arrived. Holidays! Away from work and completely…

Holidays are important to recover from work. No deadlines, stress and endless stream of meetings. Then can…

More and more countries are opening their borders, making it easier to go on holiday abroad. Yet traveling is not yet…

On holiday to a risk area

Traveling is not yet as carefree as it was before the corona pandemic. There are still risk areas. This can be for conflict…

If you want to know the status of your pension, you can check it on mijnpensioenoverzicht.nl. For years you will find…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Curious…

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the pension agreement and the new pension system. Do you sometimes lose the overview?…

If your employer thinks you are exhibiting inappropriate behavior, he can issue you an official warning. For example, because you often…

Office, special leave

Weddings, births, moves or funerals: special moments in your life that you want to devote enough time and attention to. Thanks to…

Writing contract

As a vakbond we mainly deal with employers who want to terminate an employment contract. Of course, employees can also…

Main reason to call in a career coach No one needs a coach, but everyone can use one. People…

Arrange things online for retirement

We've seen it coming for a while. Yesterday the message was there. Minister Koolmees sent a letter to the Second…

Are you pregnant? Congratulations! There is undoubtedly a lot coming your way during this period: from doctor visits to physical discomfort, from childcare matters...

Do you always look forward to the holiday money? That nice extra for the summer months. Every year you get a…

In December 2020, the draft legal texts and the Explanatory Memorandum for the pension agreement were published. Through an internet consultation, anyone could…

When your employer goes bankrupt, he is no longer able to pay his costs. There is then…

free coaching and training

Together with our training partner TWST, we have developed a free training offer 'Promising at work' with personal guidance from a…

Signing a contract

Are you planning to take on a new challenge soon? Then a non-competition or non-solicitation clause can spoil…

Eating in the elderly

How do the more than 4 million informal carers in the Netherlands experience the care tasks they take on? This is evident from the…

Read terms of employment

Are you applying for a new job? Then an employment conditions meeting often takes place, in which you negotiate your new contract…

Are you employed and are you sick? Then your employer is legally obliged to pay you at least 70 percent of…

Do you care for someone for a long time? Are you that support and rock? Then you might be the carer that research is looking for…

Have you just had a baby? Then it is nice to spend as much time as possible with your family….

Since the spring of 2020, many Dutch people have been working (almost) completely at home. Nevertheless, many of them continued to receive their fixed travel allowance:…

If you become unemployed or partially incapacitated for work, you are sometimes eligible for WW or WGA benefits. This lasts up to…

It has been agreed in the pension agreement that it must be possible to suddenly transfer part of your pension capital on your retirement date.

In December, Minister Koolmees opened the internet consultation for the elaboration of the pension agreement. Not receiving our newsletter yet?…

A few years ago, as an employee in the Netherlands you could save a balance to go on unpaid leave or…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. The…

From 1 January 2021, payroll employees are entitled to 'an adequate pension scheme'. This is laid down in the Workforce Allocation Act by…

a woman is reading while on vacation

The coronavirus has the world in its grip. This also affects your holiday plans. In this blog we discuss…

We are regularly asked what happens if you are fired on the spot. In short: your employment contract…

If you are ill for a long period of time, your employer must continue to pay at least 70 percent of your wages for two years. Also is…

Having a lot of money in cash and yet no higher pensions: for many pension funds and their participants this has been…

Until 1 January 2020, you were only entitled to a transition payment if you had been employed for at least two years. One…

Have you always dreamed of becoming self-employed? You're not the only one. Yet many people do…

vacation during your unemployment benefit

Holidays in 2020 are a bit different than we are used to. Traveling is no longer so carefree, you have to…

Are you (temporarily) unable to provide for your own income? Then you can count on a social safety net in the Netherlands…

The survivor's pension arranges a benefit for your partner and/or children in the event of your death. This can be in the form…

In the coming period, some employers want to return to the permanent workplace as much as possible. And that can be quite exciting:…

If your employer wants to terminate your employment, he must obtain permission from the UWV or request dissolution ...

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Now that all parties involved in the elaboration of the Pension Agreement have agreed, Minister Koolmees of Social Affairs has…

Is an employer planning to reorganize and at least twenty employees will lose their jobs? Then he gets to…

On Saturday 4 July, the FNV Members' Parliament approved the outline of the pension agreement. Earlier…

vacation during your unemployment benefit

In many countries, the corona measures are being relaxed somewhat, making summer holidays abroad possible again. Still, a trip…

It will be warm in the coming days. And if the trend of recent years continues, so will the rest…

On June 12, Minister Koolmees announced that the talks about the details of the Pension Agreement concluded in 2019…

Consultations between all unions affiliated with the VCP led to a 'no yes' to what is now…

The summer is coming! Time to holiday and relax. Or not? Many young people choose…

De Unie is pleased with a large number of parts of the pension agreement as it is now on the table. But…

Our chairman, Reinier Castelein, responded to the pension agreement to De Telegraaf. Part of his response today is…

In the Netherlands you pay tax on your income. About wages from your employer, but also about benefits from the UWV….

The corona crisis creates uncertainty and the necessary dilemmas among informal carers. When is it safe to visit a loved one…

Whether you like your job or not, it is very important. For your income, where you can find nice things…

Now that many companies have poor prospects, partly due to the corona crisis, there is a lot of unrest among employees regarding job retention or…

Being sick during corona is still possible, of course, what should you do in these times?

The government's guideline is clear: do you suffer from mild health complaints? Then stay home. People in crucial professions…

A few years ago, partners of newly born parents were given only two days' maternity leave. But then came the Extra Act Introduction ...

If you have been ill for a long time, you will probably have heard of the terms 'second opinion' and 'expert opinion'. If…

Many people consider moving later in life. For example, because their children are out of the house, they don't…

You slowly lose your focus. Your eyes feel heavy and you notice that you are getting a tickly cough. A colleague…

If you are ill, you must reintegrate: a shared responsibility of you, your employer and the occupational health and safety service or doctor….

With a new year comes good intentions. Exercise more, eat healthier, drink less. But you can also set goals at work…