Netherlands - Union prioritizes training and careering in hospitals - February 14, 2011

Public services union Abvakabo FNV has surveyed its members in the hospital sector to help formulate their main demands for the negotiations in this sector due to start on 18 February. The union will be taking account in particular of the needs of young workers who are often on short-term contracts with few hours and inadequate training. Also based on the survey outcomes, Abvakabo FNV will make training one of its main demands as part of a strategy to make hospital work a more attractive career. Seven in 10 respondents younger than 35 of age answered to judge training (very) important. The union will also be looking for a basic pay increase of 2%.



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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