Netherlands -Local government negotiations reopened -December 23, 2011

On Wednesday 21 December, negotiations on a collective agreement covering local government have restarted. Earlier, informal talks of the FNV Abvakabo and CNV Publieke Zaak public service unions with VNG, the employers’ organisation in the municipal sector, suggested some openings for fruitful bargaining. The last collective agreement expired in June 2011 and the unions have been organizing protest actions over several months to keep the pressure on the employers. The central issues for the unions are maintaining purchasing power, job security and quality of work (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 March, May and November 2011).

Dutch:  http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/nieuws/nieuws/onderhandelingen-cao ...

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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