Netherlands -Negotiations with local authorities focus on job security -January 25, 2012

FNV Abvakabo and other public service unions will restart negotiations with local government employers on 1 February, with a main focus on job security. The unions want a good agreement to protect municipal employees affected by restructuring. They are also looking to protect purchasing power and decent work. The municipal agreement effectively expired eight months ago. The unions will be looking for some positive responses from the employers on 1 February, or more actions may follow (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 March, May, November and December 2011).


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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 2012.

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