Cleaners have been able to reach a deal for higher pay after week-long strikes and protests. Part of their new collective labour agreement also states that the first two days of their sick leave will be paid, according to union FNV Bondgenoten. The cleaners are expected to be back at work this evening or Thursday, the NOS reports.
Hundreds of teachers and staff in intermediate vocational education institutions are going on strike Thursday.
NS-cleaners will be going to the NS headquarters in Utrecht in their thousands to thank the company for agreeing to mediate the collective labor agreement conflict about better working conditions.
Shoppers looking for bread in the North and East of the country came upon empty shelves Friday morning as a small group of drivers are on strike.
Fishermen from Zeeland are not going out to sea on Monday in protest of low pay, following a similar strike in Urk. Fishing boats from Arnemuiden, Vlissingen, Breskens and Tholen are staying in the docks.
Employees at the cargo department of Schiphol are going on strike. Their employer, Aviapartner Cargo (APC) wanted to impose a lawsuit prohibiting the strike, but the judge ruled against it, FNV Bondgenoten announces.
Steel concern 'Tata Steel' in IJmuiden is facing a potential prolonged strike period. The strike is supposed to start either Friday or Monday, according to Aad in 't Veld, chairman of union FNV Bondgenoten.
Staff at Holland Casino will strike on Friday. The strikers are demanding a better social plan for the employees who are going to be axed due to cuts. This concerns several hundreds of people.
Workers in 100 nursery- and care-homes are planning a strike on tuesday, according to trade union Abvakabo FNV.
Over 1750 metal workers from the regions of Rotterdam and Eindhoven are striking on Friday. It includes employees of DAF, VDL Nedcar, Heerema, Damen and IHC Merwede. The action is the first in a series.
The unions FNV Metal and CNV Professionals want to express their dissatisfaction about the stalled collective bargaining in the metalworking and metalektro. The metal workers demands include wage increases and the possibility of a four-day week. In June 2500 people already campaigned for this
Employees of all Dutch prisons and forensic psychiatric clinics will go on strike if the austerity plan of State Secretary Fred Teeven is not suspended before Thursday next week, as related by a spokesperson of the Action Committee of the prison in Hoogeveen to RTV Drenthe.
If the plans of Teeven pushes through, a lot of prisons will have to close. Unions, the Work Councils of the prisons and action committees have issued an ultimatum that expires on Thursday, April 18. The staff will go on strike on April 25 if Teeven does not respond.
Approximately 250 staff of Albert Heijn distribution centers participated in the protest march on Tuesday in Amsterdam for a better contract. According to Netherlands’ biggest employee trade union Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) the strikes that started last week are now getting visible in the supermarkets. Bndestem.nl reports that Albert Heijin contradicts this and states that only eleven percent of the distribution staff is on strike, and that 'fortunately, most employees are still working'.