Dutch home care job losses top 17,000Staff Writer | July 28, 2016
Some 17,000 home care workers have lost their jobs in the past 18 months as home care organisations go bust, the FNV trade union federation says in Financieele Dagblad.
Healthcare Dozens of firms have gone bankrupt
Since then, dozens of firms offering home nursing services have gone bankrupt and some local authorities have stopped providing help altogether.
"Councils have to stop forcing through cuts so we can prevent further redundancies," spokeswoman Sarah Dobbe told the paper. The FNV says councils are ignoring a recent court ruling which said home care services can only be withdrawn or reduced after an independent review. ■