Netherlands - Three strike days at TNT Post - November 27, 2010

The conflict between TNT Post and the trade unions concerning the dismissal of full-time delivery workers (“postbodes” in Dutch) and their replacement by part-time, lower paid distributing clerks (“postbezorgers”) has reached a climax in three days of strike, in which the country had to do without regular postal delivery. As TNT Post did not react positively on the ultimatum the three unions involved, Abvakabo FNV, CNV Publieke Zaak and BVPP, had posed to diminish the number of forced dismissals to under 3,100, a 24-hour strike was called on Tuesday 16 November, followed by a 48-hour strike on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November. The unions have called the industrial action “successful” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 June and October 2010).

NRC-Handelsblad, November 15, 16, 25, 26 and 27, 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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.

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