Employees of DAF in Eindhoven are to go on strike again. They will down tools on Thursday and Friday in support of a better collective labour agreement (CAO).
It is the third time in a few weeks that Eindhoven DAF employees are campaigning. Just a few days ago, they demonstrated in front of the company gate, then with other metal workers from, among other companies, VDL and ASML in the Eindhoven Stadswandelpark.
The employees demand a salary increase of 3.5 percent and better employment conditions. For example, young employees with a flexible contract must have more opportunities for a permanent job. They also want more control over working hours. Older employees should be able to reduce their working hours more easily.
The negotiation of a new collective labour agreement has reached an impasse. The employers do not want to go beyond a 2.5 percent wage increase.
Work will also be halted at VDL Nedcar in Born and Nijmegen on Thursday and Friday.
Translator: Chaitali Sengupta