Netherlands -Philip Morris workers strike -May 28, 2013

The social plan negotiations for the loss of 1230 jobs at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom came to a halt. The social plan drafted by the management was rejected by the workforce that called for a strike on Wednesday 28 May.

The social plan negotiations for the loss of 1230 jobs at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom came to a halt. The social plan drafted by the management was rejected by the workforce that called for a strike on Wednesday 28 May. The trade unions were asking the company to ‘pay back the millions’ on tax facilities with a decent social plan and alternative investment in the region. They asked the continued payment as long as workers have not found another job, a 5-years period of job seeking guidance and the indexation of pensions during the next 10 years. In an ultimatum the unions announced that if no agreement is reached new strikes are planned for the beginning of June 2014.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/05/28/philip-morris-worker-strike/

 

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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