Netherlands - Collective agreement at JDE coffee company puts end to strike - December 31, 2018

After two 24-hour strikes at branches of Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) coffee company in Joure and Utrecht on November workers won a 5.8% wage increase and agreed upon a new collective agreement. The 5.8% wage increase will be spread out over the course of two years and two months. Besides the wage increases the workers and their unions succeeded putting a stop to plans of the company management to create a two-tier wage system that would pay new workers substantially less than people that are already employed by the company.

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