Unions want 3.5% pay rise next year

Holland’s second biggest trade union federation, the CNV is recommending negotiators aim for a rise of between 2% and 3.5% in the next round of pay talks.

In addition, the CNV will focus on boosting education and training, and on investments in improving workers’ job satisfaction.
On Monday the FNV, the biggest union group, said it wants a 3.5% pay rise for members. The union is also calling for more one-off performance related bonuses and home working.
According to the latest projections, inflation in the Netherlands is due to reach 2% next year.

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