Netherlands - Minster tried to stop police dispute in court - September 30, 2018

The Minister of Justice and Security turned to court in an effort to stop planned labour actions by the police. The police unions called on officers to only respond to emergencies, and not perform any of their other duties. According to the Minister, this would jeopardise safety. The police action formed part of numerous police protests for a better collective bargaining agreement. Trade unions ACP, ANPV, NPB and VMHP have been protesting for a better collective bargaining agreement for weeks. Shortly after, the unions, the Ministry and the National Police Chief reached a new collective bargaining agreement. All actions were suspended.

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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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