Netherlands -Tripartite deal softens austerity -April 20, 2013

The social partners and the government have concluded a tripartite agreement on the labour market reform. The negotiations are a traditional part of the “polder model” of economic policy making including all stakeholders. As part of the agreement negative proposals to change the unemployment benefits scheme will be reversed. The three signatories hope the accord will revive public confidence. A €4.3 billion raft of cuts planned for 2014 has been put on ice. In the meantime a strong majority in the ranks of the trade union confederations backs up the deal.  

English: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0 ...   

http://amsterdamherald.com/index.php/election-2012-blog ...  

Dutch: http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/Binnenland/article ...  

http://www.fnv.nl/nieuwsberichten/1233641/ 

http://nos.nl/artikel/497819-hele-fnv-achter-sociaal-akkoord.html

Focus on the Dutch tripartite and bipartite dialogue:
http://www.fnv.nl/site/media/pdf/95491/The_social_dialogue_in_the_Netherlands.pdf

 

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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