Sunday 26 January 2020

Union members vote to back hospital pay deal, ending strike threat


Members of the FNV’s hospital unions have voted in favour of the pay deal for hospital staff agreed two weeks ago.

The deal covers 200,000 hospital workers, excluding teaching hospitals, and was approved by 88% of FNV members.

It gives hospital workers an 8% pay rise over 27 months and higher compensation for irregular hours. Trainees and interns will also get substantial pay rises. In addition, hospital workers will get a €1,200 bonus in January.

In November, hospital workers staged their first ever nationwide strike in support of their pay claim. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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