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Social Affairs and Labor

The unit SZW falls directly under the Social Affairs Ministry and is also part of the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN). The unit’s working area covers Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.

All laws and regulations performed by the unit can be found under the website

It concerns the following laws and regulations:

Arbeidswet 2000 BES

General Retirement Insurance (AOV)

General Widow and Orphans Insurance Act BES (AWW)

Social Relief Law BES

Accidents Insurance Act BES

Health Insurance Law/Act Wet (Incl. wage loss)

Law Severance Payment BES (Cessantia law)

Labor Law foreigners /Work Permits

PDF fileMinimum wages 2014 (PDF file2015) (PDF file2016) PDF file(2017)

PDF fileIndexed amounts AOV, AWW, Social benefit (onderstand) 2016 PDF file(2017)


Unit Social Affairs and Employment 

Centre Area (Down Town) Kralendijk n/n Bonaire CN 

Telephone: + (599) 715 8888

Cap. Matthew Levenstone Street z/n, The Bottom | Saba CN

Telephone: +(599) 416 3804

Opening hours Monday to Thursday from 1 PM to 16.30 PM 

Cottage Road n/n, St. Eustatius CN

Telephone: +(599) 318 3376  
Opening hours Monday to Thursday from 08.00 to 12.00; in the afternoon by appointment 

Email Address:

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