Netherlands -Healthcare deal without biggest union -April 24, 2013

Healthcare unions, ministers and employers agreed a joint approach to reducing spending on healthcare, but the biggest trade union Abvakabo will not sign. The deal involves slashing entitlement to home nursing and shift the care burden to family and friends, leading to a 40% reduction in home nursing levels (against an originally planned 75% cut). The trade unions have agreed to moderate their wage demands and freeze other wage-related spending until 2016. The Abvakabo is particularly angry that tens of thousands of jobs will be lost.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/04/agreement_reached ...

 

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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