We have been in a neoliberal period for a long time.This means, among other things, that the government is always in awe of the business community. The tax burden for business is therefore far reduced and the burden on citizens has been increased. You can still recall Rutte’s struggle for abolishing dividend tax. That was a very nice example of the central setting of the interests of the companies.
The story is that all this is absolutely necessary. It makes our businesses more competitive and without competing companies there are no new jobs.That is true in itself, but that is much too often used as a scare-making. Compete as a Dutch company mainly by innovating and ensuring that your products are better than those of the competition.
The shareholder is central to the neoliberal system.The employees are ultimately only a cost to them. By outsourcing work abroad and the surplus of Labour in the Netherlands during the crisis, the proportion of the companies ‘ turnover in wages has fallen enormously. The consequence: stagnant wages.
Unfortunately, much of the resulting financial space in companies has not been devoted to investments that generate new jobs, but to purchasing programmes of own shares, dividends and higher salaries and bonuses for management.In short, the rich have become richer and the ordinary working man poorer.
There is only one solution and that is that the percentage of the cake that is spent on wages is growing again.The Government must take the lead by increasing the officials ‘ salaries. Trade unions must be more aggressive with their demands. Furthermore, the tension on the labour market can force companies to pay more employees.
That last process is in full swing.People in IT already benefit enormously from and in construction as well. The companies will complain that their competitive position is deteriorating, but we should not pay attention to this. They prefer third world wages in the Netherlands (a race to the bottom), so they can spoil the shareholders even more. And again, the Dutch export industry needs to have innovation and not low wages.
The core concept is ‘ economize ‘.
The government put an enormous amount of time and effort into privatisation.This was indeed a financial advantage for the government. In the meantime, we have noticed, as was predicted and what was simply ignored, that only more administrative battles have been added, that the costs are therefore considerably increased and that Market operation, that which should have been cheaper, became enormously much more expensive, because the consumer had to pay that increased cost.
Add to this the introduction of the Euro.In a referendum, the introduction was rejected. The government put that aside. The contribution to Europe/EU has been multiplied, but what we are recovering for that contribution is not. We also pay those costs with all of them. But the Euro itself became 2.20 against 1 exchanged. Prices were converted, but from one year after the transitional period, the nominal amount was equal to the amount in guilders, and even higher.
Then there is the financial crisis.Since the 1980s we have been plodding. Banks do not even give a half percent interest on savings, while the tax administration counts 4%.
All in all, we keep much less than 10 years ago, even though our wages have risen slightly.That increase is less than inflation.
There are still more examples to give.
For Flanders it is simple: K thought you have another system, but with us the index exists.It comes down to the fact that when the prices of certain products rise, wages also have to rise. Because our governments could not find anything to save twice, that index was not applied twice.
Very bizarre that one did that: now even two lenders get it often hard, the poverty has risen sharply, life become much more expensive and the pressure on the people is so inhumane, that the country with one of the highest number of beds in the psychiatry per inhabitant we Waiting lists with the week see rise.Also in youth institutions there are often waiting times of four, five months.
This was all predicted by specialisteb and laughed by politicians.Nowadays comes more and more criticism, also from abroad about the workload here and the link with the and redig rising self-dodingen, burnouts, depressions and you name it.
What do the politicians say?’ Our economy is just now cranking up, so now we will all have to work harder and longer.
Sorry, but I find that nothing less than a crime against humanity: they know and know exactly what consequences their decision will have, lying about it against the population, and making it continually frightened with war there Fveurt
If you’ve based your question on averages, it’s not correct.Know for sure that the income has become higher just not for everyone.
It is of all times that a salary of a further average performing employee increases by wage increases and function changes to about 40 and then stabilizes because it has reached its ceiling and has these other interests and pursuits than his career.After that, only a percentage increase in obv corrections is applied, but the pension contribution for the employer is greatly increasing.
So it’s just how you look.