rotterdam - About 40,000 Rotterdammers receive a 50 euro gift from the city council. The 'work bonus' is intended for people with a job earning between 100 and 130 percent of the minimum wage.
That is what the NOS reports. The difference between a benefit and the lowest salaries is too small, says Ronald Buijt, Group Chairman of Leefbaar Rotterdam. 'Rotterdam wants to deliver a signal that has to pay wages. Someone in the assistance costs the government up to 1400 euros a month. And someone who works pays taxes. 'Colleges CDA and D66 support the initiative of Leefbaar. The bonus costs the municipality 2.3 million euros.
Opposition parties PvdA and VVD are very critical.