Netherlands - Akzo Nobel and unions reach basic agreement - January 27, 2010

After a day of relay strike action, Akzo Nobel Netherlands reached a basic agreement with the four unions involved, FNV Bondgenoten, CNV Vakmensen, VHP AkzoNobel, and De Unie. The unions say that the chemical firm gave in largely with their demands concerning maintaining the social plan in case of redundancies as well as the arrangements for older workers. Moreover, the agreement includes 1.25% wage increase for 15 months. Improvement of pensions will be subject to separate talks.

Dutch: http://www.fd.nl/artikel/14082569/akzo-nobel-sluit-principe-akkoord- ...


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