Negotiations over the new labour agreement (CAO) for DLO staff are at an impasse. The unions rejected Wageningen UR’s latest proposal in December.
The main bone of contention is the proposed salary raise of 1.9 percent – too low in the unions’ view. According to Wageningen UR, this is the most that can be afforded and ‘the ball is now in the unions’ court’. The unions are considering action with the aim of forcing DLO to come up with a better offer. There are currently no talks planned between the negotiators. To ensure that DLO has a CAO, the current agreement is being extended until 1 July 2015. The unions are investigating the legality of this