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11 February 2021

Success! Proposal adopted regarding the sharing of knowledge and rights of pharmaceutical companies for the production of coronavirus vaccines

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A proposal by the SP and D66 to increase pressure on pharmaceutical companies to share their knowledge and rights for the production of coronavirus vaccines has been adopted in parliament. With this, the government is instructed to put words into action considering the Netherlands’ support of the knowledge pool of the WHO.

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2 February 2021

Parliament supports sp: teachers in primary- and higher education deserve the same wage

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For four years, teachers in primary education have been fighting for better wages and less work pressure. The demand? The same wages as their colleagues in high schools. Until now, the political establishment were cross.

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2 February 2021

Success: students help children who struggle with the lockdown

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Tuesday, the parliament supported a proposal of the SP and VVD to help youths who get in to trouble during the lockdown. Students who want to become teachers or social workers can, as a job or as an internship, help youngsters who get in to trouble due to the corona crisis.

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2 February 2021

Alkaya wants investigation on powerful investors

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Over the last week it became painfully clear how the financial sector and casino capitalism works. On the stock market, large investors, so called ‘hedge funds’ had betted large sums on the demise of an American computer game chain store, Gamestop. When masses gathered on the internet to keep the company up and running by buying stocks on a large scale, these investors started losing money. Because powerful capitalists came under pressure, the rules of the market were suddenly changed.

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26 January 2021

Success: better wages for health care professionals

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Finally, the proposal to increase wages for health care professionals has been adopted. On various occasions, leader of the SP Lilian Marijnissen, submitted proposals for a fair reward for our health care professionals. It should not be limited to applause only. On September 5th, we held the largest online manifestation on the Malieveld ever, and we collected more than 120.000 signatures for a fair reward. 

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26 January 2021

After a ‘political thriller’ the referendum has passed the senate

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A ‘political thriller’, is what D66-senator Boris Dittrich called the debate in the First Chamber on Wednesday. The former political leader and current thriller-writer did not stoop to these words on accident. In the Second Chamber, the debate of the day was on the fall of the government, and the child-support affair, which also exposed the gap between the policy machines in The Hague and life of the people in the country. Whilst the Second Chamber debated on the crisis in politics, the First chamber spoke about my proposal for a binding corrective referendum, which could contribute to restoring the confidence in politics.

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21 January 2021

Parliament supports sp: tackle companies that break the corona-measures

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In the debate on extra corona measures a majority of the parliament supported the initiative of the SP (together with GroenLinks, VVD and CDA) to ensure that companies who force their employees to unnecessarily work in office through a contact point, a team of inspectors and stricter regulations. The SP also supported the initiative to set the curfew half an hour later – at nine PM. 

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20 January 2021

SP wants parliamentary inquiry in social benefits affair: for a fair government

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In the debate regarding the fall of the cabinet because of the social benefits affair, SP-leader Lilian Marijnissen suggested a parliamentary inquiry. The heaviest means the parliament has. Marijnissen: ‘If you say ‘never again’ it’s vital that we understand what has happened and how we can prevent it in the fraud hunt. Then we can learn lessons from the past and draw conclusions to ensure this will never happen again in the future. And only then can we build toward a fair government.'

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15 January 2021

Resignation of the cabinet paves the way for a fairer Netherlands

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Ten thousands of people were the victim of a government which, without any attention to the human dimension, crushed people. People have been discriminated, have lost their job, car, and sometimes even their house. Relationships have stranded. And people are still in misery. Marijnissen: ‘Political responsibility has been taken rightly for causing this misery. It is now up to the voters to decide whether the parties and persons who caused this damage are credible enough to mend it. 

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