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The collective agreement covering municipal workers looks set to be signed by the unions after se... [more]

The collective agreement covering municipal workers looks set to be signed by the unions after several months of dispute over one element of the negotiations - compensation for emergency service workers who lose out from new early retirement rules. Although this was only a small element of the overall cost of the deal, the employers refused to budge. Partial compensation of up to €500 a year will be available to those workers affected, some of who could lose up to €200 a month. Overall the agreement includes pay increases of 2.2% from 1 June 2007 and 1 June 2008 with increases of 0.5% and 1.5% on the annual lump payments. The largest union involved, ABVAKABO FNV, has announced to try to realize better results for the emergency service workers through local negotiations.
(English: http://www.epsu.org/spip/cob.php3?id_mot=249#a3603; Dutch: http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao/bericht/stemmen_over_onderhandelaarsakkoord_cao_gemeenten;
http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao/bericht/abvakabo_fnv_zet_zich_in_voor_compensatie_flo_gat)

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The three unions affiliated with the major confederations, FNV Bondgenoten, CNV Dienstenbond and ... [more]

The three unions affiliated with the major confederations, FNV Bondgenoten, CNV Dienstenbond and De Unie, and the employers' association `ICT' have agreed upon a basic agreement in information, communication and office technology. The agreement will be in force from January 1, 2008, till January 1, 2010. The agreement provides pay increases of twice 3%. Remarkable is the fact that the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment is not willing to declare this collective agreement mandatory extended, as he judges the employers' association not fully representative.
(Dutch: www.ictoffice.nl/index.html; www.computable.nl/news)

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Through a number of actions of cleaners, the FNV Bondgenoten has successfully put pressure on Dut... [more]

Through a number of actions of cleaners, the FNV Bondgenoten has successfully put pressure on Dutch Railways (NS) to accept responsibility for wages and working conditions of the cleaners working (via subcontractors) for NS. After having received the `Golden Turd' for `cheapest employer', a NS Board member let the negotiators of the employers' association in cleaning know `that the cleaners should have good wages and working conditions, as to improve their future'. Indirectly, NS is the largest employer of cleaners in the Netherlands.
(Dutch: http://www.fnvbondgenoten.nl/nieuws/actueel/627591)

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In early December, a negotiation result was reached concerning the collective agreement for the g... [more]

In early December, a negotiation result was reached concerning the collective agreement for the general banks, for 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. This CLA covers those banks in the Netherlands, mostly small, that do not have a company CLA. The largest union involved, FNV Bondgenoten, advises the members to agree upon this result. The agreements provides in structural wage increases of 3% per March 1, 2008, and 1% per March 2009, and a lump sum of 0.5% per September 1, 2008. Two studies will be undertaken: one concerning employability and one concerning the functioning of the BASYS job ranking system. Moreover, the CLA has been made much more accessible and readable.
(Dutch: http://www.fnvbondgenoten.nl/branches_bedrijven)

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The members of the largest union involved, ABVAKABO FNV, as well as the constituency of the emplo... [more]

The members of the largest union involved, ABVAKABO FNV, as well as the constituency of the employers' negotiators, have agreed upon the basic agreement underlying a new, integrated collective agreement for nursing and residential homes and mobile care. The agreement will be in force from January 1, 2008, till March 1, 2010. The agreement provides pay increases of 3.25% from January 1, 2008, and a further 3.0% from March 1, 2009, which partly compensation for the lagging behind of wages in this sector in recent years. Jointly, nursing and residential homes and mobile care in the Netherlands employ about 360,000 workers.
(English: http://www.epsu.org/spip/cob.php3?id_mot=244; Dutch: http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao/bericht)

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