Economic and Social Council (Sociaal Economische Raad, SER)

Netherlands

March 25, 2017

Dutch banks, unions, NGOs and Government signed an agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights in the banking sector, facilitated by the SER.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/20161028-dutch-banking-sector-agreement.aspx

Netherlands

December 9, 2016

Dutch banks, unions, NGOs and Government signed an agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights in the banking sector, facilitated by the SER.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/20161028-dutch-banking-sector-agreement.aspx

Netherlands

June 21, 2016

Organization on 30 May at the SER (The Hague) of a conference on decent work and the role of social partners.

http://www.ser.nl/nl/actueel/congressen/2016/20160529-decent-work.aspx

Netherlands

May 26, 2016

An agreement in the Dutch textile sector was made public on Wednesday, March 9th. In the coming months, a minimum of 35 companies must sign the agreement before its ratification by the coalition.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/2016309-coalition-agreement-sustainable-garment-textile.aspx

Netherlands

March 18, 2015

A group of young Tunisian politicians was invited to visit the SER on 20th January. The visit, bringing together members from different political parties, was organized in the context of the Programme sponsored by the Dutch Institute for Multiparty Democracy.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/20150120-tunisian-politicians.aspx

Netherlands

December 22, 2014

Since last September 10, Mrs. Mariëtte HAMER has been chairing the SER, replacing Mr. Wiebe Draijer.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/20140910-mari%C3%ABtte-hamer.aspx

Netherlands

September 4, 2014

The SER recently published in English two particularly interesting flyers on the Dutch model and the added value of participatory democracy: « The power of consultation - The Dutch Consultative Economy explained” andIndustrial relations and the adaptability of the Dutch economy"

Netherlands

December 20, 2013

Current Merger Code to revise the Merger Code have been amended for the last time in 2000. Since that time the bottlenecks are related to eg social developments as market forces and flexible labor relations. Market competition occurs increasingly in sectors previously by definition the government or non-profit sectors were counted. This is relevant to the question whether the Merger Code are applicable or not. Government, non-profit sector and the professions are in principle outside the scope of the current Merger Code.