Teachers, nurses join calls for more pay

As the police unions continue their campaign for more pay, health care professionals and teaching staff are also beginning to put the pressure on for higher salaries, Trouw reported on Wednesday.

On top of inflation and government-sanctioned reduction in spending power, concerns about lack of respect and job quality are also feeding pay demands, the paper says.
Teachers in the Hague and Delft have called on their colleagues to take part in ‘wildcat’ action on March 26, a call sympathised with but not supported by Aob, the main teachers’ union. But the AOb has held meetings to prepare for action, as discussions over a new pay deal slow down.
There is also unease in the health service about the pace and expectations of the current pay talks, the paper says.
In total, wages are set to rise by an average 3.25% this year, according to the latest CPB estimates. The unions on Wednesday reiterated their demand for an average increase of 3.5% per year in the current round of pay talks.

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