Netherlands - Pay dispute at retailer Jumbo - April 30, 2017

Retailer Jumbo has pulled out of talks with the unions on a pay deal for distribution centre workers and decided to make a deal with the company works council instead. Workers went on strike at several distribution centres after negotiations for a collective agreement failed. Trade union FNV has called for a 2.5% pay increase and more permanent jobs. Some 3,000 people work in Jumbo distribution centres and 2,000 of them are employed on temporary contracts, the FNV says. The Jumbo management that is prepared to pay a 1.5% increase called the strike illegal. The unions say the company is acting like a dictatorship and putting workers’ rights back decades by side-lining them.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/04/jumbo-sidelines-unions ...  

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