Philips was unpleasantly surprised when the labour unions walked away from Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) negotiations.
According to Omrop Fryslân, talks between the company and the unions are at an impasse. The Eindhoven Dagblad reports that the unions are calling for a 3.5 percent raise for staff, but Philips is only willing to approve of a 2 percent raise.
Philips says that the terms currently being negotiated were developed in consultation with the employees. The company is reportedly hoping that the unions will return to the negotiating table so that its employees can get a better CLA sooner.
Philips, a Dutch technology company, had 17 billion euros in sales in 2017 and has offices in 60 countries around the world. Philips employs more than 10,000 people throughout the Netherlands, including 2,000 employees from 35 different countries at the Innovation Cluster in the Frisian city of Drachten.
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