Netherlands -Collective agreement on pay and job security at national railway NS -June 04, 2015

The agreement contains a 5% wage hike over the next 2.5 years and guarantees that no permanent jobs will disappear until 2019.

Trade unions and management of the national railway NS have reached a deal on a new collective agreement. The agreement contains a 5% wage hike over the next 2.5 years and guarantees that no permanent jobs will disappear until 2019, while 20% of the flex jobs are expected to disappear. NS will create jobs for 200 people with occupational disabilities and has agreed to look into the possibility of abolishing the lower pay scales for youth in the company.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/06/04/train-workers-union-reaches-deal …  

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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