Netherlands -Unions organise action in support of local government claims -November 11, 2011

On 2 November, the FNV Abvakabo and CNV Publieke Zaak trade unions organized demonstrations in Rotterdam and The Hague in protest over the breakdown of collective bargaining in the local government sector. Negotiations have stalled for quite some time and in fact did not take place after May 2011, while the collective agreement for local government expired formally by June. In the The Hague meeting it was stressed that work in the sector was being “dehumanized” with money now being more important than the quality of work and the quality of services. Further actions were being planned in other cities, particularly Nijmegen, Eindhoven and Leidschendam (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 March and May 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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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