Netherlands -Pay offer waste and environment sector rejected by union members -July 09, 2013

Unions balloted a pay proposal of 1.5% in the waste and environment sector. Members in majority rejected the deal, arguing it falls far behind the 2.7% inflation rate. The union’s national advice committee has advised members to vote against the proposal. A spokesperson said the union is now considering a strategy for industrial action.


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