The Dutch government has
abandoned its plans to allow companies to pay people with disabilities less than the
legal minimum wage after concluding the process would be too complicated. The
plan had been condemned by disability rights campaigners, the macro-economic
policy unit CPB, and the Dutch human rights commission. "The decision means
that we are now seen as equals," campaigner Jiska Stad-Ogier told reporters. "That this plan was
ever dreamed up is too bizarre for words: shutting out a vulnerable group and paying them
less money while they have such high care costs."