Netherlands -Dockworkers want collective agreement -January 21, 2015

Dockers at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal initiated a protest over the lack of a collective bargaining agreement. Unlike other companies at the port, RWG refuses to negotiate a collective agreement with port workers.

Dockers at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal initiated a protest over the lack of a collective bargaining agreement. Unlike other companies at the port, RWG refuses to negotiate a collective agreement with port workers, who are represented by the FNV Havens union. Meanwhile, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for all-party talks on the future of the Port of Rotterdam - ‘a giant among the world’s ports’. According to the ITF the port should be a model of good industrial relations with agreements signed with the union representing its workers, despite widespread concern about the future.

English: http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/europe/rocky-rotterdam-dispute  


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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