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We are on the verge of another strike.

Trade union FNV calls on all employees across the country of Bios Groep, Citax, Connexxion, Dorenbos, Haars Groep, Munckhof, Noot, RMC, TCR, de Vlieger, Witteveen and Willemsen de Koning to participate in a 30- hour strike. After months of negotiations, a petition with 24 signatures from drivers and a 2.500-hour strike on Friday, November 24, according to the members of the trade union FNV, the employers still do not understand how the employees are under water. 

That is why they will continue on Wednesday 30 November. This time with more companies and more places than last time. They keep a power station in North Holland, South Holland and North Brabant action meeting and call on all employees who live or work in these provinces to come together in a central location.

During a strike, certain rules apply to employees and employers. For example, no violence may be used and threats are not allowed. Also, the work of strikers may not be taken over by non-striking colleagues or temporary workers. 

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National strike Taxi and Healthcare Transport

Employers in the care and taxi transport sector (united in KNV Care Transport and Taxi) have previously made an ultimate attempt to arrive at a new collective labor agreement. The employers submitted an improved final offer for a collective labor agreement. The final offer has a term of eighteen months. The collective labor agreement must take effect on 1 January 2023 and will last until 30 June 2024. The employers have once again offered a wage increase of 8% as of 1 January 2023 and another 4% as of 1 January 2024. In addition, compared to the earlier final offer changes with regard to breaks and continued payment in the event of illness.

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The employers want to change the current break scheme so that unpaid breaks may only be withheld if they have actually been taken. Under the current scheme, a maximum of 12,5% ​​of the working time may be withheld on a flat-rate basis. In the employers' new proposal, in the event of illness, 80% of the salary will also be paid for the first eight weeks and then 90%, up to and including the second year of illness. The waiting day also lapses with the first sick report.

Employers are also abandoning the desire to return to the old paid time scheme. The employers do, however, propose to amend the current scheme to make it more applicable in practice. In the employers' proposal, the length of the shift can now vary per day, which is more in line with transport demand. At the same time, the proposal makes it possible for drivers to better connect private and work. The employers also propose not to apply the commuting deduction if drivers have to use a charging station that is far from their own home.

Finally, due to the too great technical challenges, employers propose to cancel the proposed online registration of services. Naturally, time registration remains mandatory, as is the mandatory provision of opportunities for the Social Fund for Mobility to check this registration.

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