Gerrard Boot on abuses in parcel industry
Three directors of PostNL have been arrested in Belgium, suspected of human trafficking among other things. Abuses also exist in the Dutch parcel delivery sector. Why does the Netherlands act less firmly?
Belgian lawyers have pointed out that the Belgian rates of Post.nl are so low that abuses are inevitable.
Gerrard Boot, Professor of Labour Law, says that there have been several court cases in the Netherlands from which it appears that it is worthwhile for employees to enter into a contract with PostNL. Boot also thinks that the working conditions can differ greatly from case to case.