The trade unions FNV, CNV and VMHP lodge a complaint with the Inspectorate SZW against the chemical group Nouryon.

According to the unions, an internal memo shows that some 475 office workers will be required to work in the office at least three days a week.

This goes against government advice.

The organizations are not happy with Nouryon's decision and they say the company does not want to listen to their objections.

That is why they go to the inspection.

It is not clear when he will rule on the case.

FNV, CNV and VMHP argue that Nouryon's policy goes against the government's corona policy.

The cabinet does not oblige anyone to work from home, but it does give the urgent advice to do so, unless there is really no other option.

FNV believes that in this way Nouryon "consciously exposes its staff to the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19".

In total, about 475 employees are required to work in the office three days a week.

That is just under 40 percent of the 1,250 employees that Nouryon has throughout the Netherlands.

The company produces chemicals for agriculture, construction, cleaning products and personal care products, among other things, and has nine locations in our country.

Nouryon could not be reached for comment for the time being.

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