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Workers of the Mentos manufacturing unit begin strikes within the sweet sector

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Workers of Perfetti Van Melle’s Mentos manufacturing unit in Breda will lay down work for 3 days from Sunday night, commerce union FNV has introduced. It’s the first strike within the confectionery business for the reason that expiration of an ultimatum from the commerce union FNV to the biscuit and sweet factories.

It isn’t but clear what the influence of the motion might be. The union hopes for lots of of strikers to strengthen its personal demand for a considerable wage enhance attributable to excessive inflation. It’s the intention that after this strike there might be a strike at one other biscuit or sweet manufacturing unit. Personnel from corporations similar to Mars and Verkade additionally fall below this collective labor settlement.

However commerce affiliation VBZ now not needs to make agreements with FNV, as a result of the employers have already reached a collective settlement with commerce unions CNV and De Unie. The brand new collective labor settlement has a time period of two years and the roughly 15,000 workers within the sector will obtain a mean wage enhance of 10.3 %, in response to VBZ.

Many corporations have been on strike these days. For instance, work interruptions have already been introduced at Philips for subsequent week, as a result of the healthcare know-how group doesn’t wish to meet commerce union calls for for a brand new collective labor settlement. Final week there have been strikes on the distribution facilities of Albert Heijn, amongst others. This resulted in empty cabinets in lots of supermarkets. Albert Heijn and the commerce unions will discuss once more on Monday.

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