Referendum reveals massive majority against pay freeze

Netherlands
Municipal workers voted overwhelmingly against a two-year pay freeze in a referendum organised by the trade unions. The VNG employers’ organisation rejected the result. It argued that there was only an 18% turnout and assumed that those who didn’t vote supported the pay freeze. The unions pointed out that the turnout would have been higher had the employers not refused to facilitate the referendum. [Read more at > FNV Abvakabo (NL)->http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/nieuws/nieuws/abvakabo-fnv-vindt-reactie-vng-bizar] [And at > CNV Publieke Zaak (NL)->http://www.mijnvakbond.nl/VNG_slaat_plank_mis_met_commentaar_referendum_Gemeenten?referrer=272]

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