Netherlands - Employers threaten to impose pay deal - October 22, 2010

The four unions negotiating the agreement for nursing homes and home care (Abvakabo FNV, CNV Publieke Zaak, NU’91 and FBZ) have been stunned by the proposal of the employers to implement a pay increase rather than agree a deal with the unions. The unions point out that employers are demanding increased flexibility from employees who are facing rising workloads. The employers claim that they have agreed to most of the union demands apart from the percentage pay increase. Unions challenge this, saying that there are still unresolved issues around working time and training.




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) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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