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Apr 27 '18 09:43

Regional buses and -trains will not be operating across the Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday. The court gave workers permission to strike, AD reports.

The regional bus and train drivers are striking for a lower workload, more training and breaks to use the bathroom. Unions FVN and CNV announced the strike earlier this week.

Baggage belts at Schiphol
Apr 20 '18 10:19

Employees of baggage- and cargo handlers Aviapartner, Menzies Aviation and Swissport are performing labor actions at Schiphol Airport on Friday. According to trade union FNV, travelers can expect to get their luggage with delay, but will not miss their flight, Het Parool reports.

The employees of these baggage handling companies are protesting against too heavy work loads and lagging salary development. FNV recently gave the companies an ultimatum.

In today's protest employees will follow each instruction carefully, slowly and to the letter. 

Ambulance
Apr 17 '18 09:18

The death of an employee in psychiatric clinic De Kijvelanden last year, was the result of a too high workload and staff shortages, the Inspectorate for Justice and Security concludes in a draft report on the incident. There was also too little supervision on the use of medicines and the rules on letting patients use dangerous objects were not followed, the report reads, RTL Nieuws reports.

Van Lanschot Kempen in Laren
Apr 16 '18 09:07

Another Dutch bank is facing criticism over large pay increases planned for its top executives. Van Lanschot Kempen plans to increase the remuneration of CEO Karl Guha by over 20 percent to 1.5 million euros this year. The other three directors' remuneration will increase by a quarter to more than a million euros, the Volkskrant reports based on documents for the bank's upcoming shareholders' meeting.

Euros
Mar 20 '18 13:10

Hague business bank NIBC offered its three top executives each a bonus of over a million euros if they stay at the bank for four years after it's IPO. The bonus is intended to guarantee the stability and continuity of the bank. Union FNV is furious, NOS reports.

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Mar 8 '18 13:30

ING Bank raised the salary of CEO Ralph Hamers by more than half this year, to over 3 million euros, NOS reports. Parliamentarians are furious and demand an explanation. Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance is "not amused", according to newspaper AD.

Mar 7 '18 12:40

Employers organizations MKB-Nederland and VNO-NCW want the Dutch privacy law to be extended so that employees in more professions can be tested for alcohol or drugs. They also want companies to be able to request more information from sick employees, ANP reports.

Currently only employees in certain professions - like pilots or train drivers - can be tested for alcohol and drugs. But according to the employers, making allowing this for more professions will make it possible for companies to better guarantee safety. 

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 6 '18 09:15

The number of crimes committed in the Netherlands is much higher than reported by the authorities, because many people feel that reporting a crime is not worth it, according to unions FNV and CNV, among others. They call for a new and independent investigation into crime figures in the Netherlands, ANP reports.

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Feb 16 '18 09:15

The Dutch social economic council SER wants to combine maternity leave and paternity leave into one arrangement in which both parents get six weeks' paid leave after the birth of a child, NU.nl reports.

The different conditions and ways of financing that currently apply to maternity and paternity or partner leave are too complicated and insufficient, according to the council. 

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Feb 5 '18 14:50

The government's climate plans will hit low-income earners in the Nehterlands the hardest, while businesses will see little change in their climate taxes, according to a study by research agency CE Delft on behalf of environmental group Milieudefensie, the Volkskrant reports.

The previous Energy Agreement, implemented in 2013, already hit low income earners harder than high income earners. The new Climate and Energy Agreement - talks on which are expected to start at the end of this month - will increase this inequality, the researchers conclude.

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Jan 23 '18 13:40

While the government is still working on plans for longer paternity leave, Dutch companies are taking the lead in this field. More and more businesses in the Netherlands are offering new fathers more paid leave when their child is born, BNR reports.

The coalition agreement for the Rutte III government states that paid paternity leave will increase from two days to five days from 2019 onwards. But a number of Dutch businesses are deciding not to wait for that.

Transit strike in the Netherlands led to empty bus stands in Eindhoven
Jan 4 '18 12:09

The in the Netherlands caused a great deal of problems for travellers on their way to and from the Eindhoven Airport. The strike had been announced on Jan. 2 by the labor unions CNV and FNV, though not everybody was prepared for Thursday's inconvenience.

Jan 2 '18 13:34

Dutch labor union FNV has announced a massive regional transit strike scheduled to take place on Thursday that will shut down many public transportation routes including tram lines in Utrecht. The planned action is because workers could not get guarantees to reduce job stress, and a proposed salary increase is smaller than demanded.

KLM Cityhopper
Dec 28 '17 10:00

Behind the scenes KLM pilots are preparing labor actions to force the Dutch airline to meet their demands for a new collective bargaining agreement, pilots union VNV confirmed to Het Parool. KLM wants to conclude a long-term agreement with the pilots. But according to VNV, there are so many disagreements about major topics that a short-term in-between collective bargaining agreement must first be concluded to restore calm while the talks on a long-term agreement continue.

Arriva
Dec 18 '17 16:50

On Monday trade unions CNV Vakmensen and FNV announced labor actions and a possible nationwide, 24 hour long public transit strike on January 4th. These actions are the result of talks on a new collective bargaining agreement for public transit workers collapsing last month, Financieele Dagblad reports. 

The current collective bargaining agreement expires on January 1st. It covers over 12 thousand public transit employees. 

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Dec 14 '17 07:26

ING and Rabobank provided loans to three Dutch importers who purchase granite from quarries that use child labor, according to research from banking watchdog the Eerlijke Bankwijzer, RTL Nieuws reports.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Dec 4 '17 09:44

Part of KLM's cabin crew will be striking for 24 hours on Monday, January 8th. As a result few or even no KLM flights will depart from Schiphol on that day, according to union FNV. The union announced the strike more than a month in advance to give KLM chance to take security measures and to inform passengers and other airlines, ANP reports.

The cabin crew members are striking against the so-called -1CA measure, which was implemented over a year ago. KLM decided to send one fewer cabin crew member on a number of long distance flights. 

Siemens in Hengelo
Nov 17 '17 11:20

German technology company Siemens is closing its branch in Hengelo, which employs 600 people. The closure forms part of a reorganization in Siemens' energy and gas branch that will cost over 6 thousand jobs worldwide, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to NU.nl.

The staff of the Hengelo branch were informed about what is happening at a meeting at stadium Grolsche Veste on Friday morning. The CEO of the division explained the closure via a video link. Whether there will be any forced redundancies, is not yet clear.

Schiphol
Nov 9 '17 17:00

Security guards working or G4S Aviation and I-Sec at Schiphol Airport have been banned from using the bathroom without permission from a supervisor. The “toilet restriction” has angered the union representing those workers, and Schiphol said the airport was not involved in the decision.

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Nov 3 '17 10:38

Union FNV is calling attention to the wage gap between men and women on Friday, Equal Pay Day in the Netherlands. The union organized a debate with Dutch politicians and companies on the differences in salaries between male and female employees. According to FNV vice president Kitty Jong, it is high time for companies and politicians to close this gap, NOS reports.

Deliveroo
Oct 9 '17 12:40

The new Dutch government is implementing an hourly minimum wage of between 15 and 18 euros for meal deliverers, cleaners and other freelancers or self-employed who work at a low rate, RTL Nieuws reported after getting a look at the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie's plans for freelancers.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Sep 28 '17 10:07

An escalating labor dispute between NS and its employees resulted in 42 conductors and drivers receiving a conditional notice of dismissal, and one train driver already put on suspension awaiting his dismissal case being handled in November, AD reports.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Sep 11 '17 10:30

Some KLM cabin crew members are threatening to strike for an hour on Friday, union VNC announced. The union wants to push the Dutch airline to restart negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement for the cabin crew. Other involved union FNV Cabin is surprised by the announcement, a spokesperson said to newspaper AD.

classroom
Sep 6 '17 09:50

Primary school teachers across the Netherlands will strike on Thursday, October 5th in an attempt to push the government to , unions CNV Education and FNV announced. 

"Politicians really need to pay up, we want a fair salary and less work pressure in primary education", CNV Education chairman Loek Schueler said to news wire ANP. "The vague commitments politics made so far are insufficient for structurally better education."

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