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FNV: Saturday strike regional transport Overijssel and North Brabant

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Drivers in regional transport will stop working in Enschede, Hengelo, Haaksbergen and Tilburg on Saturday, FNV reports. It is the second strike in a national relay of regional transport strikes for a better collective labor agreement.

According to the trade union, there has been increasing work pressure in the sector for some time, partly caused by a shortage of personnel. “With the strikes, the drivers want to force a higher pay in order to attract more young drivers. Until now, employers have been frankly arrogant towards their own drivers. They do not respond to signals of high work pressure, they demand even more productivity and flexibility from the driver,” says Marijn van der Gaag, director at FNV.

The first relay strike in the regional transport started Wednesday morning with about a hundred strikers in the northeast of the country. Employees at the Oude Pekela, Stadskanaal and Emmen locations left their work after an earlier final offer was rejected by FNV in the collective labor agreement negotiations.

CNV Vakmensen previously announced that it would not participate in strike actions in public transport in the coming period. According to the union, many buses and trams will continue to run during the actions. CNV presented the employers’ final offer to the members in a neutral manner in February. According to the union, they have accepted it with a two-thirds majority.



FNV: Saturday strike regional transport Overijssel and North Brabant
Source link FNV: Saturday strike regional transport Overijssel and North Brabant

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