During the coming collective bargaining negotiations, the FNV will hold on to its wage requirements of 5 percent, the union announced on Monday afternoon.
The largest union in the Netherlands also announced that it would fight for a minimum hourly wage of 14 euros during negotiations.
The requirements apply to key professions and industries that are doing well, such as supermarkets, distribution centers and the food industry.
According to the FNV, better agreements about the quality and redistribution of work also need to be made. With this package of requirements, the union hopes to make an important contribution to the quality and redistribution of work.
In the coming period the unions will negotiate new collective agreements with the employers’ associations. In practice, collective agreements are usually concluded for a year or two.
The FNV announced a similar obligation in June. Then the union decided to withdraw the 5 percent wage requirement for companies affected by the corona crisis.