Netherlands - Debate about necessary wage increases - September 30, 2017

In recent months, there has been a plea for substantial wage increases. The employers’ organisation has reacted with a statement that employers see a ‘potential’ for an average 3% pay rise in 2018. However, the organisation is not in favour of a general increase and wants the sectors and unions to talk to each other. Trade union FNV published a demand for an average increase of 3.5% to be achieved in the coming bargaining round.  

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