Netherlands -Cleaners end strike after 105 days -April 17, 2012

The cleaners’ strike, lasting a total of 105 days, was ended after trade union members voted in favour of a new collective agreement. During the longest strike the country has seen since 1933, cleaners organised Marches of Respect, protests and media campaigns. The new collective agreement includes a 4.85% wage increase over two years, more training and job security, frequent workload tests and a pilot programme for a better sick leave arrangement. The lack of sick pay during the first two days of illness was one of the core issues in the cleaners campaign Schoon Genoeg.

English: http://unionrenewal.blogspot.com/2012/04/victory-for-cleaners-after-105-days.html
http://libcom.org/news/netherlands-cleaners-end-strike-after-105-days-19042012

 

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