Striking bus drivers offered new pay deal

Regional bus companies announced on Friday that they have increased their pay offer to drivers to 20% over three years, reports ANP news service.

Regional bus drivers in most of the country went on strike on Wednesday and Thursday this week in support of higher pay.
Although the employers have increased their original 12% pay offer by proposing the payment of an extra month’s salary per year, they want bus drivers to give up their current one-off annual bonus and 17 vacation days in return. They also want staff to drop their demand for a paid rest break.
In an initial reaction the CNV trade union said the offer is ‘too good to be true’, reports ANP. But it said it would not comply with the bosses’ call to return to the negotiating table today.
The union wants to examine the details of the new offer first and hopes to come back with an official response by Tuesday, says ANP.

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