'Great' new collective labour agreement for field service P&O Ferries

'Great' new collective labour agreement for field service P&O Ferries

'Great' new collective labour agreement for field service P&O Ferries

Wage increase of 10%

The approximately 115 Dutch employees in the field at P&O Ferries will receive a wage increase of more than 10% as of 1 January this year. This is the result of collective labour agreement negotiations with the Dutch trade union FNV Havens, which speaks of a ‘great  result in these times of high inflation’. The wage improvement is made up of, among other things, a 3.3% inflation correction, a 2% wage increase and compensation for the loss of early hours of work.

The trade union FNV points out that inflation had already risen to more than 8% in April. Other points in the agreement include compensation for missed pension contributions for employees who stopped working early and agreements on adjusting work schedules.

The new collective labour agreement has a term of two years. A new collective labour agreement is still being negotiated for office staff. There too, the requirement of a 2% wage increase plus inflation correction is on the negotiating table, according to director Niek Stam of FNV:

Earlier, FNV and CNV already managed to make agreements with the Dutch branch of Hapag-Lloyd about a wage increase of about 10% this year. The two port-related companies are therefore an exception in Dutch labour relations. In most sectors, wage improvement still lag considerably,

'Great' new collective labour agreement for field service P&O Ferries

Wage increase of 10%

The approximately 115 Dutch employees in the field at P&O Ferries will receive a wage increase of more than 10% as of 1 January this year. This is the result of collective labour agreement negotiations with the Dutch trade union FNV Havens, which speaks of a ‘great  result in these times of high inflation’. The wage improvement is made up of, among other things, a 3.3% inflation correction, a 2% wage increase and compensation for the loss of early hours of work.

The trade union FNV points out that inflation had already risen to more than 8% in April. Other points in the agreement include compensation for missed pension contributions for employees who stopped working early and agreements on adjusting work schedules.

The new collective labour agreement has a term of two years. A new collective labour agreement is still being negotiated for office staff. There too, the requirement of a 2% wage increase plus inflation correction is on the negotiating table, according to director Niek Stam of FNV:

Earlier, FNV and CNV already managed to make agreements with the Dutch branch of Hapag-Lloyd about a wage increase of about 10% this year. The two port-related companies are therefore an exception in Dutch labour relations. In most sectors, wage improvement still lag considerably,