Netherlands - Industrial action security Schiphol leads to deal - August 31, 2018

Security workers at international airport Schiphol acted against a wage offer of 0% pay increase and high work pressure. After several short work stoppages, they announced to go on a 24-hour strike on 4 September. The strike action would mean that no flights could be landing or departing from Schiphol that day. Schiphol considered to prevent the strike in court. However, the strike could be called off after a late-night agreement was concluded between the trade unions and the airport management. The 4,000 strong workforce will receive a one-off pay rise of 700 euro in 2018 and a 5% wage increase over 2019 and 2020. There is also agreement about measures to bring down work pressure and introduce shorter working hours.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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