Netherlands -New collective agreement for hospital workers -March 05, 2015

The 120,000 workers in the hospital sector have a new collective agreement.

The 120,000 workers in the hospital sector have a new collective agreement. The agreement, which follows heated negotiations, will raise wages of the lowest paid workers by 6.5% over the next 34 months. After 10 rounds of negotiations, talks broke down in January when trade unions refused the hospitals’ final wage offer of 1.5%. Following an extended strike threat, negotiations were resumed and led to a new deal in March. The new collective agreement will run retroactively from 1 March 2014 to 31 December 2016. Workers receive a 1.5% wage increase per 1 January 2015 and a once-only payment of 0.5% with a minimum of €400 in July 2015. In 2016, workers will receive a structural increase of 1.5% as of 1 January as well as a once-only payment of 0,5% with a minimum of €125.

English: http://www.epsu.org/a/11280

http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/01/02/hospital-strikes-possible-failed-contract-talks/

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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