Netherlands -Police lead industrial action against pay deal that excluded biggest union -September 16, 2015

Police unions are leading the mounting industrial action against a rogue public sector pay deal, reported in last month’s newsletter. In an unprecedented action, the justice minister signed a collective agreement with several smaller trade unions, containing a €500 on-off bonus, a 2.28% rise over two years and a 2.2% rise from changes to the pension policy. The largest trade union, FNV, did not sign the agreement and has started large-scale industrial action to get it off the table. After several thousand police officers organised a demonstration as well as blockades, military unions announced they would join the actions, followed by teachers, customs officials and tax inspectors.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/09/police-pledge-to-continue … 

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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