Netherlands - Union announces demands for Corus agreement - March 19, 2010

The FNV Bondgenoten union has announced its demands for the new collective agreement at the Corus steelworks, subsidiary of the Tata Steel Group and employing 9,500 workers, after preparations with members. The spearheads are a larger focus on youth and a floor for pay increase for the low-waged, and the union asks a clear statement of Corus concerning the state pension reform plans. FNV Bondgenoten wants a wage increase of 2% by 1 April 2010 for one year, with a floor of Euro 416.38 per percent per year. The union demands the salary scales of young employees to be increased 2% by 1 January 2011. The current collective agreement expires on 1 April 2010.

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