Belgium -Unions suspend industrial action at pension service -March 01, 2012

On 28 February, public service unions have suspended strike action in the provincial offices of the National Pensions Service (RVP), which they started a week earlier. By then, the unions responded to excessive pressure on staff arising from a number of factors including the rise in the numbers claiming pensions, the increase in enquiries resulting from the national debate over pensions reform, difficulties arising from poor communications from the service and a transfer of responsibilities to the provincial offices without any appropriate allocation of additional resources. The interim manager of RVP has presented a number of possible solutions. The unions, though remaining sceptical, are willing to await concrete measures.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/461#a8480   

Dutch: http://openbarediensten.acv-online.be/#
http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/12077/Staking/article ...   

French: http://csc-services-publics.csc-en-ligne.be/Nouvelles/Sectorielles/autorite ...

 

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 future editor – as from the March 2012 issue – Jan Cremers, at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl, or Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org, communications officer at the ETUI. The editor of this issue was Maarten van Klaveren, M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012. To unsubscribe, please contact Mariya Nikolova.


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