Employers and FNV Youth Care have agreed on how to reduce the workload of youth protectors. For example, the employees will assist fewer children and families.
Youth protectors would now assist twice as many children and families on average as they should. The number of clients is therefore gradually being reduced, the union says. There are also agreements about less administrative pressure and better working conditions.
Employees in youth care have been campaigning against the high workload since the end of last year. “This finally gives the professionals, who have been keeping an extremely important sector afloat for years, perspective,” says Maaike van der Aar, director at FNV Youth Care.
According to Van der Aar, children and families will receive more time and attention than they do now. But the waiting lists in youth care could become even longer due to the reduction in the workload.
The agreement is still being submitted to the members of the FNV. They have until April 6 to vote. Until then, all planned actions will continue, the union reports.
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