NOS Nieuws•morgen, 01:24
Trade unions and employers have agreed on a new collective labor agreement for regional transport, the FNV reports to the ANP news agency. Over a period of 27 months, the employees will gradually receive a 15 percent increase in wages and a one-off payment of a thousand euros. There will also be measures to reduce the workload, such as extra breaks.
The unions have been campaigning for months to put pressure on employers. Regularly, two or three days a week there were hardly any buses from companies such as Arriva, Keolis and EBS. In mid-March, the actions were suspended because talks resumed. Now that there is a collective agreement, new strikes are definitely over.
FNV negotiator Marijn van der Gaag says he is satisfied with the result. According to him, the CNV trade union has also agreed to the negotiation result that has been concluded with the employers’ organization VWOV.
The agreement still has to be presented to the members of the union. About 13,000 people fall under the regional transport collective agreement.