Civil servants in Amsterdam are also temporarily on strike – Wel.nl
AMSTERDAM (ANP) – After municipal officials in Almere, Tilburg and Rotterdam stopped working last week, it will be Amsterdam’s turn on Monday. These are officials who work for city cleaning, such as garbage collectors, special investigating officers (boas) and employees of municipal offices. The work stoppage lasts from 09:00 to 12:00.
The work interruption can affect waste collection, cleaning, enforcement and city counters, under the municipality. “However, a minimum occupation at the services is guaranteed so that we can carry out the emergency work as well as possible.” During the work stoppage, a number of waste points become available. “It is possible that bulky waste can remain on the street a little longer than usual and containers for residual waste, paper, glass and textiles can be emptied on another day or time,” said the municipality.
Furthermore, the waiting time at the expected city counters may be longer than likely, trash cans may be fuller and streets may be swept at a later time. “We aim to clear the backlog due to the work interruption as quickly as possible,” the municipality said. It is still unclear how many civil servants will stop working in the capital.
Trade union FNV will enforce a better collective labor agreement with work interruption. According to FNV, the sector to which the collective labor agreement for municipal officials applies has more than 187,000 employees. The union issued an ultimatum in mid-November after collective bargaining with the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) had come to nothing. For example, the municipalities offer a wage increase of 5 percent on February 1 and another 3 percent on April 1, 2024. FNV wants a wage increase of 12 percent for one year. The uniform automatic price compensation in the collective labor agreement for 2024 is also required.