Netherlands -Strike at FloraHolland yields results -February 14, 2013

Workers at auction giant FloraHolland went on strike after months of failed negotiations over a new collective agreement and a massive restructuring plan. After giving up hope on an agreement over which unions and FloraHolland had been negotiating since last year, unions organised a warning strike on 6 February and went on indefinite strike on 9 February. The strike and an e-mail support action that caused FloraHolland management to be flooded by over 6,000 emails, the company agreed to negotiate on the trade union demands. An agreement is expected next week.



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