After months of protests, actions and strikes, the ambulance workers n the Netherlands finally have a new collective bargaining agreement. A principle agreement has been reached that includes a 7.5 percent wage increase, union FNV Care and Welfare announced on Tuesday.
Trade union FNV has reached a collective bargaining agreement with department store De Bijenkorf in which the store's young employees will be paid full adult wages instead of the reduced youth wage. “Young people will no longer be fobbed off with youth wage. An 18-year-old and a 23-year-old doing the same job are entitled to the same pay. Equal pay for equal work.” FNV manager Niels Suijker said.
The KLM pilots have, with "an overwhelming majority", approved the new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement includes a number of cutbacks, such as no wage increases for three years, harder work and an increase in the retirement age.
KLM threatens to lose its independence within the Air France-KLM group if the nearly 3 thousand pilots do not soon agree to the controversial collective bargaining agreement made by pilot association VNV and the airline.
KLM will announce further restructuring measures in September. According to CEO Pieter Elbers, these measures are a "logical approach" to accelerate the existing cost cutting program and enable the airline to reach the 700 million euro target in 2018, instead of in 2020.
V&D has reached an agreement with the unions. The company will not cut its employees' wages, but to make this possible, a reorganisation will be necessary.
After the latest negotiation session, which lasted more than 24 hours, NS and the unions have finally come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement for NS employees.
The tram strike planned for Wednesday in The Hague, has been cancelled. The unions and the management of transport company HTM reached an agreement for a better collective bargaining agreement on Monday.
The police's non-emergency phone lines will be temporarily unavailable on Friday due to another action against the lack of a favorable collective bargaining offer from Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice.
Police stations across the Netherlands will be closed for two hours on Thursday. This is another protest action organized by police unions against the lack of a favorable collective bargaining agreement.
The non-emergency phone lines of the police will be temporarily unavailable on Friday. The unions have called on all police officers to attend a work meeting in The Hague and the phone centers will therefore be unoccupied.
The Ahold shareholders meeting on Wednesday took a strange turn when a grocery bagger got a chance to speak and asked CEO Dick Boer for a pay increase.
Protesting police officers did not do any damage by painting a protest text on the trail of the Rotterdam Marathon. The municipality will therefore not be pressing charges, De Telegraaf reports.
After months of negotiations, Dutch airline KLM finalized a deal with ground crew labour unions on a new collective bargaining agreement overnight. Leadership at the five trade unions will give their recommendations about the new contract before the full membership votes on its approval later this month, KLM said in a statement.
A large group of policemen protested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon, NRC reports. The protesters demand that Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice submit better proposals for a new police collective bargaining agreement by Monday. If this does not happen, the unions and their members will move on to harder actions.
A large number police officers will patrol the highways at a speed of only 60 kilometers per hour this morning, police union ACP announced on its website. This is done in another protest against the collective bargaining agreements proposed by Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice.
Labor unions VHKP, NVLT and CNV, bargaining on behalf of KLM staff, say they are optimistic they will reach an agreement with KLM. In their latest proposal, the unions say they want to contribute to productivity measures and reduce costs to make KLM a more profitable airline, reports Z24.