FNV Care & Welfare

Ambulance
Oct 25 '17 10:10

Last year 41 thousand ambulances arrived at an emergency situation later than the 15 minute standard, an increase of 1,500 late arrivals compared to 2015, according to figures released by Ambulance Care Netherlands. Staff shortages are the reason behind the slower response times, union FNV Care and Welfare says, RTL Nieuws reports.

"Because there are too few employees, ambulance services are routinely eliminated. So it takes longer before an available ambulance is at the scene", an FNV spokesperson said, according to the broadcaster.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Apr 24 '17 12:05

Union FNV Care and Welfare warns of a massive shortage in paramedics and ambulance staff in the near future. In the short term, the union is especially concerned about safety on King's Day. "Given the number of people on the move that day, it can lead to irresponsible situations", Fred Seifert of FNV said to broadcaster NOS.

The union sent a letter about the situation to Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health and the Healthcare Inspectorate, but so far got no response. Which is why FNV decided to sound the alarm in the media, Seifert said.

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Nov 4 '15 07:37

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.

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Oct 19 '15 13:41

Ambulance workers will again be striking for a better collective bargaining agreement this week. The strikes will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in different regions spread over the Netherlands, union FNV Care & Welfare announced on Sunday.

Sep 14 '15 14:16

Ambulance workers in Amsterdam and Rotterdam are striking on Monday. Patients making use of ordered ambulance transport will not be transported between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Ambulances will still be responding to emergency calls.

Dec 29 '14 08:57

Union FNV Zorg & Welzijn (FNV Care & Welfare) has filed a complaint with the Advertising Code Commission regarding a number of commercials of the Ministry of Health. The union thinks that the videos about the changes and cutbacks in healthcare are misleading.

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