FNV members back wage freeze

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4 November 2003 , AMSTERDAM — The grassroots members of trade union federation FNV have approved the social accord agreed last month with the government and employers, paving the way for a two-year wage freeze.

4 November 2003

AMSTERDAM — The grassroots members of trade union federation FNV have approved the social accord agreed last month with the government and employers, paving the way for a two-year wage freeze.

FNV chief Lodewijk de Waal said 56 percent of voters backed the accord, while 42 percent voted against. He said 218,000 of the federation's 1.2 million members lodged a vote in a referendum that gave a "reasonably clear result with a reasonably high turnout". The FNV is the largest trade union federation in the Netherlands.

the federation's 1.2 million members lodged a vote in a referendum that gave a "reasonably clear result with a reasonably high turnout". The FNV is the largest trade union federation in the Netherlands.

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