Provincial pay negotiations collapse

Netherlands
Negotiations over the collective agreement covering provincial (regional) councils broke down as unions rejected the latest offer from the IPO employers’ organisation. The negotiations began over six months ago with the unions looking for a pay increase of around 1.5% but employers rejected both this and a job security agreement. The IPO has offered 1.2% but over 19 months, so effectively a 0.75% increase over 12 months and only 0.15% more than the previous offer. [Read more at > Abvakabo (NL)->http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao/bericht/opnieuw_stekker_uit_onderhandelingen_cao_provincies/]

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