Netherlands - Agreement reached at TNT Post - December 16, 2010

In the night of 15 December, the three unions involved, Abvakabo FNV, CNV Publieke Zaak and BVPP, have reached a basic agreement with TNT Post, after four strikes in one month. Still 11,000 jobs at TNT Post will get lost, but forced dismissals have been reduced from 4,500 to 2,300. In the final negotiations, TNT Post gave up its earlier condition of wage moderation, and that opened the way for an agreement. The unions are glad with the result, but still worry about the concrete shape of reorganisations within TNT, which as they say need to monitored closely (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 June, October and November 2010).

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2010/12/tnt_post_unions_reach ...

Dutch: De Volkskrant, 14 and 16 December 2010; NRC-Handelsblad, 16 December 2010

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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