June 2, 2023

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Regional transport strikes temporarily ended: collective bargaining resumed

  • On January 17, 2023, consultations between trade unions and employers stopped. Employers did not want to adequately accommodate our demands. Think about important things like: less work pressure, breaks, more “air in the schedules” (space in the schedules in terms of time) and wages. In addition, employers wanted more flexibility/flexibility and shortened the scheduling process from 26 weeks to 13 weeks.

  • On January 19, trade union members decided to strike for a better public transport collective agreement, with their colleagues subject to the intermodal collective labor agreement.

  • Employers have been given until January 30 to come up with better proposals. Because they refused to do so, a 5-day strike took place from 6 to 10 February.

  • Even after that, employers refused to come up with better proposals.

  • From February 28, we increased the pressure by announcing an indefinite strike.

  • We read the only response from employers in the media: “Bus drivers shouldn’t complain, they earn 4,000 euros a month.” They also tried to undermine the strike by shouting that the willingness to move would not be high. you know better.

  • By being willing to work, you’ve shown that you mean business. It was very loud with every hit. The bosses also saw this, the front was unbreakable.

  • In the run-up to the provincial elections on March 15, politics is also starting to stir. Strikes have a significant social impact.

  • During a Cabinet meeting on Friday 10 March, an offer was made to appoint Scouts out of the impasse. Partly because employers don’t want to give an inch.

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  • The arrival of the scouts was the success of our strikes. Employers were not keen on government “interference”.

  • The offer from the Cabinet was to deploy scouts so that a good basis would be laid for further collective labor agreement negotiations between employers and trade unions.

  • On the 14th of March, during our demonstration in Utrecht, it was decided to suspend the proceedings after the 15th of March to give the Scouts space for their work.