Netherlands: Plan to Cut Disabled Workers Pay Dropped

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."