Netherlands -Vopak workers strike for better wages and job security -April 16, 2015

Walk-out action at Vopak. Dispute over terms of a new collective agreement, including pay and overtime allowances.

The trade unions at the oil storage company Vopak stated that 650 workers walked out for two hours. Vopak's management is enmeshed in a dispute with its workers over terms of a new collective agreement, including pay and overtime allowances. The action was the second of its kind in the past thirteen years, according to a representative of the FNV trade union. The walk out involved staff at seven terminals working shifts, including Vopak terminals in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Vlissingen. The demands also involve the negotiations of a social plan with guaranties related to future dismissals.  

English: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/energy-commodities/workers-plan-limited-strike …  

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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