Netherlands - Supermarket pay deal without largest union - December 31, 2015

After almost three years of talks, a deal on pay and working conditions for supermarket staff was reached. The agreement will give the sector’s 260,000 workers, including many part-timers, a 5% rise over four years. The agreement is backdated from April 2013 and applicable till March 2017. Another part of the deal is to bring back the age for a full adult wage from 23 to 22 years of age. The extra allowances for evening and Saturday work will disappear. The agreement was concluded between the CNV trade union and the employers, without the involvement of the FNV trade union that pulled out of the talks because of the loss of the allowances for irregular working hours. The CNV union wants to ballot the deal for approval to as many supermarket workers as possible, not just union members.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/12/supermarket-pay-deal-reached … 

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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