Bus strike enters third day

The regional bus strike affecting large parts of the country enters its third day on Tuesday as the unions rejected a late night revised pay offer.

Employers have now offered 5% over two years and an extra 3% in return for more flexible working patterns and fewer holidays.
CNV union negotiator Wyb Kusters said the offer was ‘a missed chance’. ‘If they had not made the 3% conditional we would have sat down with them straight away,’ the Telegraaf reports Kusters as saying. The unions want a 3.5% rise.
Talks on a new pay and conditions deal have been deadlocked for months.

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