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Do you care for a loved one who is ill for a long time, has a disability or needs help? Then you are an informal caregiver. Fill…

Legislative changes July 2024

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

Amount of the AOW

Everyone who lives in the Netherlands is entitled to the basic pension. However, there is often uncertainty surrounding the General Old Age Pensions Act:…

employer bankrupt

Recently, fewer and fewer companies have been able to meet their payment obligations - bankruptcy is looming. Becomes…

Losing your job: it can happen to anyone. Maybe your contract is not extended, or your employer does not offer you enough...

Whatever your request for help: the legal specialists at De Unie assist you during disagreements and conflicts in the…

Congratulations on your new employment contract! We understand that it is very tempting to write something immediately: contracts are usually…

discharged after 20 years of service

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Piercings, tattoos, hair color and clothing: there are so many ways to look the way you want to look. Of…

conflict boss

Not every work conflict is the same. Arguing with a colleague is annoying, but disagreements with your manager or employer can still happen...

Whether you like working or not: there is a good chance that you are really looking forward to your retirement. Like this…

Your workplace is of course not the same as at home, but ideally it feels that way. Then the…

relationship in the workplace

In the workplace we use our heads, our hands, and sometimes our feet. But what if your heart suddenly...

Do you remember? A few years ago, a proposal was made to give people the option of a maximum of 10%…

Working pension

Traveling around, reading your bookcase and spending time with (grand) children: that is often what we see when we think…

income tax

Your 2023 income tax return must be submitted before May 1. Thanks to digitalization, the Tax Authorities are already helping you…

Pension gap

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

allowances 2024

In the Netherlands, many people have difficulty paying their healthcare costs or rent. If that is due to too low…

unemployment benefits

If you lose your job, you probably want to find a new job as quickly as possible. Unfortunately that sometimes happens…

Do I get paid enough?

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

salary negotiation

Ideally, your salary reflects your value to the company you work for. Do you have the idea that…

sick during vacation

Worked hard, now it's finally time for vacation. Recover, enjoy and… get sick! That comes during your hard-earned days off…

Why workation

Working in the office is no longer self-evident, we are now very used to working remotely. We usually do that…

state pension money

Your retirement: a period of doing what you want. Spending time with your (grand)children, hobbies and travelling. Many people go…

vacation request rejected

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

holiday allowance

Everyone needs a vacation sometimes. This also includes people who receive unemployment benefits. That's why you not only get vacation days, but also...

vacation request denied

Everyone needs a vacation sometimes. If you are employed, in most cases you will have to submit a holiday request...

on holiday during burn out

If you are overworked or have a burnout, it is important to relax. What's there…

vacantiedagen

Everyone needs a vacation sometimes. That is why everyone who is employed gets a minimum number of days off per year, which is…

Working During Retirement

Retirement is a time to enjoy and do what you want. For many people that means traveling, reading and…

culpably unemployed

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Tax return 2024

Like every year, some important rules, amounts and other parts of our tax system will change in 2024, from the basic rate…

Gross-net calculation of wages

Most people receive their wages into their account every month. This amount is lower than what is stated in the vacancy text and…

Tax tips for self-employed people

For many private individuals, the tax system is already quite complicated. But as an independent entrepreneur, or self-employed, you still get…

Tax on Internship Allowance

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

Multiple incomes

Everyone who receives a wage or benefit in the Netherlands pays tax. This is often done through payroll tax: a withholding tax on…

Application for dismissal

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

No matter how important and enjoyable your career is, there is a good chance that you are looking forward to retirement. Maybe even…

Rather do it, buy less, read more books. Everyone sometimes decides to do things differently, especially at the beginning of January...

Want to take a break after your career? That is no longer what retirement is about. Life expectancy has increased: the period…

Want to really get away from it all? Take a sabbatical! For some things, your annual vacation leave is simply too short. Do you want…

A good workplace is extremely important. For your comfort, but also for your productivity – and especially in the long run…

Legislative changes 2024 cover

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

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

'Additional informal care must be higher on the agenda for employers' Due to the gigantic wave of aging, more and more people need help to...

The end of the year is all about giving. Gifts, attention and money. That's why many people use the festive season to...

From 2026 onwards, the age at which you become entitled to state pension will depend on developments in life expectancy and will therefore no longer…

We have previously written that the bill has been postponed several times. It recently became clear that the new intended implementation date…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Working while you study yields a lot. A salary, nice colleagues, useful experience and an introduction to the labor market:…

Vacation is good for you. Yet it is not always possible to make up your days. No problem, sometimes…

No matter how much you enjoy working, a career is quite long. Not surprising at all, if at some point…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

As a job seeker, the labor market is your oyster. At least, on paper: there is still low unemployment and…

During corona times, employers suddenly paid a lot less for coffee, tea, energy and toilet paper in the office. Everyone worked from home,…

From a disagreement about your contract to a conflict about your benefits: during your working life you can unfortunately…

The end of the year is slowly approaching, and that of course only means one thing: it's almost time...

When most people think about dismissal, they immediately think of quitting or being fired. But there is also a middle ground: dismissal...

Are you having a baby soon? Congratulations! A beautiful period in which you don't want to worry about other things…

It is important that you can continue to do your work fit, safe and with pleasure, even as a temporary worker. That's why…

You are not getting the employment conditions you are entitled to. What now? The legal specialists of De Unie are you…

Whether you miss a challenge, secretly dream of something completely different or have a difficult relationship with colleagues: there are...

At work you have to adhere to certain rules. If your employer thinks that you are not doing this, then…

Major life events often influence your financial situation. Living together, getting married, having children. The death of your partner is also…

In the Netherlands it is clearly laid down what happens if you are unable to work for a longer period of time due to illness. Where you…

After your last pay slip, there is usually still an income. That's when your pension benefits start: for many…

The labor market has been historically tight for months, which means that many employers are desperately looking for people. Does this also apply to…

You hear it often in recent months: the labor market is extremely tight. There are more jobs than job seekers. So am…

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

For some it is necessary, others do it because it earns better or offers more freedom: independent entrepreneurship….

Doing exactly the same job all your life, at the same company? Not this time anymore! It's so much better…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

If you work as an employee, you have terms of employment. They no longer apply when you leave your employment. Are you joining…

Traveling around, reading your bookcase and spending time with (grand) children: that is often what we see when we think…

With a bit of luck and solid preliminary work, you can make a lot of money with your pension. It's not a period...

It has been coming for years, now it is almost there: the new pension system has been approved by…

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

The Lump sum bill provides for the option of paying a one-off amount from the pension capital to…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Unemployment is near its lowest level in the past ten years. This won't change any time soon either, thanks to…

You've probably seen it on the news: the number of companies going bankrupt is expected to increase this…

Thanks to the General Old Age Pensions Act, everyone living in the Netherlands receives a benefit from the state pension age. This is also called…

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the Senate approved the Future Pensions Act. Many years have passed to this law…

The case has been dragging on for years, but at the end of March a decision was finally made in the legal conflict between…

Why is there uncertainty every year whether you are free on May 5? Because May 5 is a national holiday…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

Am I entitled to benefits? When your income is too low to pay for your healthcare costs or rent, you…

Aiming for a higher salary: a step-by-step plan As an employee, you receive a salary in exchange for your work. The height of…

On Thursday, March 9 De Unie informed its members about pension developments. The meeting was well attended in Culemborg…

Everyone is entitled to vacation. So even if you are (long-term) ill, you can take a break - while you…

It is an important employment condition, but not always clear: your vacation days. This lack of clarity is mainly due to the different types…

When you retire, you should be able to withdraw part of your accrued pension capital once: that has been agreed…

The tax system can already be quite complicated. But as an independent entrepreneur you also have to deal with special…

Like every year, some important rules, amounts and other parts of our tax system will change in 2023: from the base rate…

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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

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

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

holiday sun beach

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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:…

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…

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…

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

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…

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?…

Writing contract

As a trade union, 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...

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…

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…

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:…

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?…