Unions campaign on international trains
9 November 2007, UTRECHT - Trade unions FNV Bondgenoten and VVMC are starting a campaign on the international trains to France, Belgium and Germany on Friday.
9 November 2007
UTRECHT - Trade unions FNV Bondgenoten and VVMC are starting a campaign on the international trains to France, Belgium and Germany on Friday.
Members of the unions are handing out flyers to train passengers explaining the conflict over salary ongoing between the unions and management of NS International.
An ultimatum that the unions gave NS expired on Thursday night. "We are starting with this public-friendly campaign," says Roel Berghuis, director of FNV Bondgenoten. "But if necessary we will take stronger action. That is why we are warning travellers ahead of time of the situation."
The unions are demanding EUR 250 more per month for the personnel on international trains. The ultimatum followed on months of negotiations which had not led to a satisfactory result for the unions.
Since the end of the 1990s the union has been urging for a financial bonus for personnel on international trains. Management of NS International reportedly made promises to this effect in the past.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news