Netherlands -Grolsch brewery comes to a deal -October 16, 2013

Workers at brewing group Grolsch went on strike in the midst of a pay dispute. Collective agreement negotiations stalled after the company made an offer of 2% wage increase dependent on the company meeting certain targets. Trade unions reacted that workers deserve an unconditional raise given an inflation of 2.7% and a 14% profit that parent company SABMiller made last year. Further outrage was caused by the company’s demand to cut three days of holiday’s allowance. The strikers reached an agreement that entails a 2.5% wage increase. The proposed reduction of days off has been withdrawn.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/10/grolsch_workers_to_strike_over.php

Dutch: http://www.tubantia.nl/regio/enschede/akkoord-grolsch-acties-voorbij-1.4055480

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. 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.


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