Unions unconvinced by KLM plans, postpone negotiations
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Trade unions on Monday postponed negotiations with KLM on the airline's reorganisation plans until after the summer while they talk to their members about the new terms and conditions.
KLM is aiming to save €700m but wants to avoid forced redundancies. It is proposing that staff accept pay freeze until 2014 and have fewer days off.
The unions accept that something must be done but are not convinced the current reorganisation plans are the right way to tackle the problems, reports website nu.nl. They think the cuts are unnecessarily deep.
'We are not prepared to accept a worsening of terms and conditions without a struggle,' Dolf Polders of police union CNV told the website.
New talks with KLM are planned for September.