Netherlands -SMEs in metal have a new collective agreement -October 14, 2015

Negotiations in the metal sector stranded early this year and a series of strikes started. Finally, the negotiators in the Metal & Technical branches (mainly SMEs) reached an agreement. The agreement foresees a structural increase of pay of 4.05% (over the period March 2015 – May 2017) and a one-off increase of 0.65%. The applicable youth scales go up by an average of 7%. The agreement makes it easier for individual workers to opt for a 4-days working week, in exchange of existing holidays and other days off. The strikes in the larger metal branches are still continuing after unsuccessful negotiations.     

Dutch: https://www.fnv.nl/sector-en-cao/alle-sectoren/metaal/metaal-en-techniek/...

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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