Netherlands - Small majority of union members backs TNT deal - January 28, 2011

One of the Dutch unions involved in the basic agreement reached on 15 December with TNT Post on limiting job losses, Abvakabo FNV, has stated that its membership has endorsed the deal; 57% voted in favour. Union negotiator, Peter Wiechmann, commented to have expected no more than this small majority, also because of the major unrest and the high work pressure at the TNT shopfloor. A second union, CNV Publieke Zaak has until the end of January to finalise its vote, but a CNV spokesman has told a press agency that he thinks CNV members will also back the agreement (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 June, October, November and December 2010).


Dutch: De Volkskrant, 28 January 2011;


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 2011.

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