Roughly 1,500 housing association employees turned out for a protest in the city of Groningen on Tuesday for higher wages.
RTV Noord reports that employees of housing corporations in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Twente went on strike on Tuesday to demand a better collective labour agreement. The northern-based demonstration is a follow up to a nationwide protest that took place on 27 March.
The 1,500 protesting employees called out their increasing work load and lack of commensurate compensation, and expressed annoyance with housing association network Aedes for failing to heed their concerns.
Housing associations (local examples include Nijestee and Lefier) own properties across the Netherlands and rent them out at a lower price than the private market because they are subsidised by the Dutch government.
Photo source: RTV Noord