Protest against liberalisation of post

11th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – Postal workers gathered in The Hague on Wednesday to protest unfair competition on the postal market. The unions want to prevent developments that could lead to postal workers being paid per item delivered rather than an hourly wage. TNT Post recently announced that thousands at the company would be made redundant because of the pressure from the competition with new postal companies.

11 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – Postal workers gathered in The Hague on Wednesday to protest unfair competition on the postal market. The unions want to prevent developments that could lead to postal workers being paid per item delivered rather than an hourly wage.
 
TNT Post recently announced that thousands at the company would be made redundant because of the pressure from the competition with new postal companies.

State secretary for economic affairs Frans Heemskerk wants to leave it to the unions to agree on labour conditions with the new postal companies. A majority in Parliament supports this.

Labour party PvdA, Socialist party SP and Green-left GroenLinks support the demands from the unions.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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