Street cleaners' strike to go ahead

Netherlands Netherlands
A three-day strike by street cleaners in the Hague went ahead on 28 April despite attempts by the municipality to get the strike banned. The local authority tried to argue that the strike would raise safety issues but union lawyers were able to refer to much longer strikes in the past which had not posed a risk to safety. The dispute over pay between the unions and the VNG local authority employers’ has still not been resolved but there is now the prospect that talks will resume shortly. The unions have called on the employers to offer a deal in line with the social accord agreed in the national, intersectoral negotiations.
Read more at > FNV Abvakabo (NL)
And at > CNV Publieke Zaak (NL)

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