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Sep 20 '17 10:10

Tata Steel, the parent company of the steel plant in IJmuiden, and the German ThyssenKrupp are merging their European Steelworks. The two companies expect that the merge will result in the loss of 4 thousand jobs throughout Europe, they said in a joint statement, AD reports.

Half of the jobs will be lost in the production branch and the other half in the administrative branch. The job losses will be distributed evenly across the two companies. The consequences for jobs in the IJmuiden plant, were not specified.

Mark Rutte
Sep 4 '17 16:10

Months long talks between the unions and employers about new rules for flexible work and dismissal law, failed. No agreement could be reached. This means that the parties on the government formation table - the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie - will have to come up with reforms themselves, possibly without the support of the employers and employees, which could cause delays in the government formation, AD reports.

Aug 15 '17 08:30

If go-slow actions at the airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam this week don't push the Ministry of Defense to come up with a better collective agreement for Koninklijke Marechaussee officers, labor actions at Schiphol airport may be the next step, the Marechaussee unions announced, Het Parool reports. 

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Nov 8 '16 08:17

The KLM cabin crew members will again be striking before each departing flight at Schiphol oon Wednesday. The plan is to strike for 40 minutes before each flight unions VNC and FNV announced on Monday.

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Oct 5 '16 07:33

Tata Steel and the unions made an agreement on a job guarantee scheme for workers at the factory in IJmuiden, the unions announced on Tuesday

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Oct 4 '16 15:30

Digitization always comes at the expense of jobs, ING bank CEO Ralph Hamers said to RTL Z. He emphasized that the 7 thousand jobs disappearing from the Benelux are not because of cutbacks.

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May 23 '16 14:30

In order to maintain the current workforce at KLM, further cuts on wages and working conditions are "inevitable", KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said to Het Parool on Monday. If no cuts are made, the workforce will have to be reduced. KLM therefore wants to implement collective bargaining proposals for its ground staff, despite objections from the unions.

Schiphol Airport
May 17 '16 07:55

Security employees at Schiphol airport are planning a strike in an effort to reduce their workload, union FNV announced. The time and details of the protest will be discussed on Tuesday.

Apr 29 '16 12:35

De Nederlandsche Bank's call for employers to give employees bigger wage increases is "nonsense", Cees Oudshoorn of employer's organization VNO-NCW said to Financieele Dagblad. According to him, higher wages will only increase unemployment.

Apr 27 '16 09:53

Schiphol management, security companies and trade unions met on Tuesday to discuss reducing the workload of security staff at the airport in an effort to avoid a strike

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Apr 26 '16 12:40

Brabant bus firm Arriva is going cashless from January 1st, 2018 in response to numerous violent robberies on buses over the past months, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Dec 31 '15 15:43

The court in Amsterdam officially declared struggling retail group V&D bankrupt on Wednesday. The V&D stores and La Place restaurants will remain open for the time being, but the 10,300 employees working for the group are almost certainly out of work

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Dec 15 '15 15:05

Nearly 400 supermarkets will be open on Christmas Day across the Netherlands this year. Although that is only about ten percent of all stores in the country, it is double the number of last year’s open stores.

Oct 27 '15 11:23

The number of people belonging to a labor union in the Netherlands has declined for the fifth year in a row. At the end of March this year a total of 1.7 million people belonged to a union, 55 thousand less than in March 2014 and at the lowest level since 1991.

PostNL
Jul 14 '15 13:36

A number of PostNL independent delivery drivers are striking because they are dissatisfied with the offer the postal company and union FNV came up with after intense negotiations. The strikers are members of independent delivery drivers' union SubcoPartners

Schiphol Airport
Jul 6 '15 08:29

Travelers passing through Schiphol on Monday morning can expect long lines at the customs checks due to customs personnel performing a protest action for a better collective bargaining agreement. All passengers landing at the airport between 07:00 a.m. and 11:00 will have their baggage checked, Het Parool reports. Normally most passengers are allowed to just go through.

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Jul 3 '15 16:00

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.

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Jun 22 '15 14:40

Travelers going through Schiphol next week will have to take some delays into account. Customs employees at the airport will be performing so-called accuracy actions on Monday and Tuesday

Jun 17 '15 13:21

The NS staff will not be armed armed with pepper spray and batons. Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice announced this decision in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, NRC reports.

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May 15 '15 14:28

Shell expelled dozens of temporary workers from their complex in Moerdijk after the staff was caught using soft drugs. The company confirmed the news to BN De Stem.

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May 6 '15 08:30

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.

Apr 10 '15 13:27

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.

Apr 10 '15 08:51

NS will deploy more employees on trains and in stations that have an above average number of aggressive incidents, the company announced on its website. NS expects this measure to improve actual safety as well as the feeling of safety of staff and passengers.

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Apr 8 '15 10:41

According to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld, arming NS security guards with pepper spray and batons is a "difficult step". Union FNV Spoor has been advocating arming NS security guards as a result of the recent series of violent attacks against conductors.

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