Netherlands - Bargaining in public transport standstill - December 31, 2017

The trade unions CNV Vakmensen and FNV called for actions and a possible strike in the public road transport. Negotiations for a new collective agreement for public transit workers have come to a standstill. The current collective agreement that covers over 12 thousand public transport workers expires on 1 January 2018. Trade union FNV stated that the talks failed on the reduction of the high workload and on higher wages. The union reacted with an ultimatum to the employers to respond to its demands. A survey among CNV members showed that there is great willingness to join the strike.

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