The largest home care organization in the Netherlands, TSN Care, is afraid it will have to cut 650 jobs as a result of reforms in the healthcare sector. Under the new Social Support Act (WMO), municipalities have less money available for home care, reports NOS. In some municipalities, home care may even disappear completely.
The head of KLM, Peter Elbers, should return the bonus he received last year, labour union FNV said this week. The union calls the bonus “incomprehensible” in light of cost savings made by the airline, reported De Telegraaf.
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.
A chronic shortage of security guards at Schiphol is likely to lead to long lines at the airport during the coming holiday peak season. According to De Telegraaf, the work load is so high that there are also gaps in the security controls.
Train conductors in Rotterdam did not check any tickets Tuesday and urged their colleagues in the rest of the Netherlands to join this action to draw attention to the aggression against train staff, NOS reports.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health, Welfare and Sport has decided to remove the "The Netherlands is changing, healthcare is changing along" advertisements from the website www.dezorgverandertmee.nl.
The majority of V&D employees are willing to accept a pay cut if it can secure the future of the department store, according to CEO John van der Ent, RTL reports.
The management of Blokker struck a deal with union representatives on a set of support measures for current employees being bought out, or those at risk of layoff and dismissal. Meetings between the two sides restarted this week between the discount retail firm's management and representatives of the FNV Handel and CNV Dienstenbond labour unions, the retailer's parent company revealed in a statement
The Unions CNV and FNV no longer want to negotiate with V&D about the salary cut that the company wants to implement on its staff, because V&D still intends to continue with the appeal against the recent ruling by the court that forbade the cut.
Unions FNV Havens and CNV Vakmensen are furious about an agreement made between the major transshipment companies and the Port of Rotterdam over container transport on Maasvlakte, AD reports. According to the unions, the extensive automation will threaten 700 jobs in the next two years.
Air France-KLM will not be transferring any jobs from the KLM office in Amstelveen to its own headquarters in Paris. CEO Alexandre de Juniac issued this guarantee during a conversation with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure) at a summit in Paris, the Volkskrant reports.
Retail chain Xenos is forcing employees with permanent contracts to resign, according to unions FNV and CNV. The unions have received hundreds of complaints from Xenos employees all across the Netherlands, De Telegraaf reports.
Unions FNV and CNV and the management of V&D had an hours long discussion regarding the eventual wage moderation for the store's employees, NU reports. According to the unions, the discussion was constructive.
KLM aims to cut between 500 and 1,000 jobs before mid 2016 in a new reorganization. The company is currently discussing a voluntary redundancy plan with the unions.
V&D is not allowed to cut the salaries of employees who are members of the unions with 5.8 percent. That was the ruling of the court in the summary proceedings filed by the unions, NOS reports.
Talks between the workers' union and V&D store management ended Tuesday without an agreement on a wage cut deal the managers say is crucial to the story remaining open and regaining its financial footing.
The employees of V&D and La Place are willing to accept a 2 percent wage cut, the lawyer for FNV and CNV said in the summary proceedings before the Amsterdam court this morning, AD reports
Labor unions will go into discussion with retail chain Blokker today to discuss a social plan for the 440 employees that will lose their jobs, as the store announced yesterday. FNV Handel called that announcement "extremely painful news for the staff".
V&D will shrink each of its 63 branches in return for the landlords of V&D department stores handing in 25 million euro in rent. That is the result of the final meeting between V&D and the landlords of its stores. V&D owner Sun Capital still hast to approve this agreement.
Employee unions are rejoining discussions with management at Dutch retailer V&D. The department store is under significant financial pressure, and is trying to force employees to take a wage cut of six percent.
After months of negotiations and actions, the money transport company Brink's and labour unions have come to an agreement on a social plan for the 650 employees losing their jobs. Brink's' staff protested by striking several times leaving many ATMs empty on different occasions.
V&D will face its third lawsuit in a short time. Unions FNV and CNV is going to court on behalf of V&D employees to challenge the forced pay cut of 5.8 percent as well as a number of other measures such as surrendering holiday days, the Volkskrant reports.
A large number of V&D employees plan to sue their own board because of the mandatory salary reduction of 5.8 percent. More than a hundred employees have already indicated that they will go to court once they've received the February payslips, including the salary sacrifice, Volkskrant reports