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Albert Heijn and unions resume talks, distribution heart strikes suspended

Commerce unions FNV and CNV will quickly resume negotiations with Albert Heijn for a brand new collective labor settlement for distribution staff. The strikes on the distribution facilities of the grocery store chain have subsequently been suspended. Each side introduced this on Wednesday night time.

The brand new session spherical, which is able to in all probability begin on Monday, follows an improved provide from Albert Heijn. The corporate not solely presents a ten % wage improve, however has additionally acknowledged that it’s prepared to keep up the phrases of employment for present and new staff. Proposed deteriorations would thus be off the desk, because the unions demanded.

Based on the FNV, this implies, amongst different issues, that new staff are additionally entitled to a 100% allowance for engaged on Sundays, and that new staff are entitled to the scheme that makes it doable to retire early.

Learn additionally: The strikes on the distribution facilities hit Albert Heijn within the coronary heart. ‘We’ll proceed till all calls for are met’

As well as, Albert Heijn will make agreements with momentary employment businesses concerning the rosters of momentary staff. Based on the FNV, which means rosters will quickly be set two weeks prematurely and that working in a number of shifts per week might be severely restricted.


Albert Heijn introduced the information on Wednesday night. “Because of the stress of all strikers, Albert Heijn was lastly prepared to adjust to our calls for to return again to the desk,” CNV director Roel van Riezen instructed the ANP. “I count on that we’ll quickly be out so far as the opposite factors are involved.”

Shefania Sewbaks, director of FNV Handel, can also be optimistic. “We’re hopeful that we will obtain a very good end result with Albert Heijn on the premise of the present provide. Albert Heijn staff have proven how vital and indispensable they’re.”

The promotions on the Albert Heijn distribution facilities began final Sunday. They turned an increasing number of noticeable within the supermarkets of the priority. Clients have been confronted with empty cabinets. Based on the FNV, about 1,500 staff have been on strike at 5 of the six distribution facilities previously 4 days. Additional strikes have been deliberate in Zaandam, Zwolle, Geldermalsen, Pijnacker and Tilburg. They won’t proceed in the intervening time.

Albert Heijn is pleased with the suspension of the promotions. “We at the moment are working with all colleagues to restock our shops correctly so that every one our prospects can do their procuring with us once more as they’re used to,” stated the corporate.

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