Deal sealed on pay rise for university medical centre staff


Healthcare unions and employers have reached agreement on a new pay deal for staff at the Netherlands’ eight university teaching hospitals, averting the threat of a third day of strike action.

The new deal gives the 80,000 staff a monthly pay rise of at least €75 and also includes agreements on reducing the pressure at work. Workers will also get a €90 bonus if their roster is changed within 72 hours of a shift.

University medical centre staff have twice organized strikes in support of their 3% pay claim. A third had been planned for later this month.

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