Netherlands -Pay deal in public sector contested -August 14, 2015

Shortly before the summer parliamentary recess, the responsible minister struck a deal with a number of trade unions for a 5% pay increase and a one-off bonus payment of €500 in the public sector. However, the FNV trade union has not signed the deal and is threatening strikes by public transport workers, teachers, tax and customs officials and prison workers. These strikes would come on top of the action already being taken by the police whose unions say the deal is made up of a 2.28% rise over two years, and 2.2% from changes to the pension policy, which may affect eventual pension payouts.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/08/no-more-money …  

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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