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NEWSLETTER 2024 – 1

NEWSLETTER 2024 – 1

In this first 2024 newsletter, Unkobon provides an overview of the progress of the 2024 Annual Plan. Unkobon's highest priority plans for 2024 are laid out in spearheads. Overview As its first spearhead, the annual plan lists cooperation with the Tienda pa Konsumidó Boneriano (FTPKB) in three action points: 1. a hotline for reporting price increases, 2. consumer rights education, and 3....

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Limit price hikes!

Limit price hikes!

In January the minimum wages will go up sharply. For purchasing power and for Bonaire's economy, it is desirable that price increases be limited to what is really necessary to absorb the increase in labor costs. That limitation is a common task in which both the employers and the government, as well as the consumers of Bonaire, have a role to play. Unkobon appeals to the local government, the...

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Unkobon financial statements 2021

Unkobon financial statements 2021

At the spring meeting, a final version of the 2021 financial statements was not yet available. With the consent of the Federal Council, consideration of the final version was postponed until the fall meeting. On December 8, at the fall meeting, the Federal Council approved the 2021 financial statements and discharged the board of directors from liability for the policies pursued. Whereas in...

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Demand letter minister of poverty policy

Demand letter minister of poverty policy

As a first step in the lawsuit for an equal social minimum, lawyer Channa Samkalden sent a demand letter to Minister Schouten on 5 July 2022 on behalf of Unkobon. Read the demand letter here (dutch only).

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Newsletter March-April 2022

Newsletter March-April 2022

In this newsletter: rising rents, general conditions WEB, conversation with delegation from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, working group roads sends letter to delegate Kroon, price measure for basic necessities, members' meeting. Only a small part of Unkobon's work is in the public domain. Most can be achieved behind the scenes. You can read about it in this comprehensive newsletter. Rising...

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Newsletter January – February 2022

Newsletter January – February 2022

In this newsletter: conversation with State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen, Unkobon starts lawsuit social minimum, a lot of publicity for Unkobon, fear of high costs for new debit cards, membership fees. Conversation with State Secretary Van Huffelen On 14 February, the board of Unkobon spoke with Alexandra van Huffelen, the State Secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Director...

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