Netherlands - Unions suspend negotiations with local government - March 18, 2010

Following further negotiations on 8 March, the local government employers are sticking to their demand for a pay freeze. In response the three trade unions involved – FNV Abvakabo, CNV Publieke Zaak and CMHF – have announced that they will suspend all consultations with the employers over issues like restructuring for at least three months. The unions are determined to secure a deal that at least protects their members’ purchasing power (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009 and Year 3 January and February 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, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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