Minister, police unions return to the negotiating table

The police are to stop their industrial action and restart talks with caretaker justice minister Ivo Opstelten, police unions and the minister said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

Action in support of a 3% pay rise and agreement on early retirement have included writing out far fewer on the spot fines and closing police stations for several hours on a number of days.
Discussions about terms and conditions (cao) are to restart following talks between the unions and negotiators for Opstelten last week.
‘The unions and the minister feel sure further negotiations can lead to an agreement that is acceptable to all parties,’ the statement says.
However, the unions warn that their members must have the final word.
It is hoped an agreement will be reached by June 1.

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