Netherlands - Demonstrations against government pension plans - November 30, 2009

On Saturday 21 November thousands of people joined union-organised demonstrations in four cities throughout the country, Rotterdam, Assen, Deventer and Eindhoven, against the government's proposals to increase the state pension age from 65 to 67. A survey commissioned by the FNV union confederation found three quarters of Dutch citizens are opposed to the increase and want the unions to campaign to stop the plans (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 October 2009).  

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/330

Dutch: http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao/bericht/duizenden_mensen_op_de_been

 

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