Netherlands -Ambulance workers reach agreement -November 23, 2015

The workers at Ambulancezorg Nederland (AZN) have voted in favour of an agreement that was reached after a series of strikes. Trade unions FNV, CNV and AZN negotiated the deal that was later on balloted positively. The agreement strengthens the purchase power of ambulance workers with 6.5%; elderly workers (plus 57 years) cannot be forced to work at night and direct labour will be engaged for regular work. The agreement goes into force retroactive to January 1st and will run until 2018.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/11/04/ambulance-workers-get-7-5-pay-hike …   

The text of the agreement (in Dutch): http://www.fnv.nl/site/alle-sectoren …  

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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