FNV Metaal, CNV Vakmensen and De Unie rejected the employers’ final offer on Thursday during a last extra round of negotiations. The unions now focus on actions and strikes.
FNV director Jacqie van Stigt: „The employers in the metal and technology sector really refuse to come forward and only put on a meager wage offer of 1.4 %. With the current inflation, this means that the purchasing power of employees will decline sharply. They show no appreciation at all for all professionals in the sector.”
Earlier this year and last year, metal companies were on strike for months. However, this concerned the 150,000-employee Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro, on which an agreement was finally reached in February.
This now concerns the so-called small metal, which includes employees from the installation sector, insulation, metalworking, bodywork and the gold and silver industry. Together these are tens of thousands of smaller companies that are members of five different collective agreements.
Collective bargaining agreement for small metals stalled: strikes threaten | Financial
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