The Central Employees' Council has called this result a 'significant improvement'.
Even so, Central Employees' Council chairman Cees van Dijk is not entirely satisfied. 'Of course it is a substantial improvement but it needs to be better still. I think turnout should be at least 60 per cent.'
A throw of the dice had to be used to decide the outcome in IJmuiden. Ilona Velzeboer and Christine Röckmann both got ten votes but only one of them could go through. In such a situation, the rules dictate that the outcome should be decided by random chance. A 'three' was thrown, and as Röckmann had chosen the uneven numbers, she will be the one taking up a seat in the Imares Employees' Council in September.