EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


16 Jul, 2015
    • Netherlands
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Internal restructuring
    • Outsourcing
    • Relocation
  • Ownership
    • Private
    • Public
  • Involved actors

    • National government
    • Works council
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Career counselling and occupational orientation activities
    • Training/skill development
    • Promotion of internal mobility
  • Management of change activities
    • Transition of affected employees to other employers
    • Income support for affected workers
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
In the Netherlands, until 2008 workers over the age of 52 were entitled to additional holiday entitlements of one day a week. However, as part of the efforts to make employing older staff more attractive to companies, the trade unions agreed that in some sectors older workers should lose their preferential age-related benefits, such as additional holidays. Instead, employers were encouraged to invest more in education and training. A résumé is available.
  • Recession/crisis
  • Age management
  • Flexicurity