Holland Casino reaches agreement with trade unions

By Peter Lynch

Holland Casino has reached a negotiation agreement with trade unions De Unie and FNV for a new collective labour agreement.

The agreement will run from 1 January 2021 to 31 May 2022 and will see a structural wage increase of 1.5% from 1 October. A one-off payment of 0.75% will also take place in March 2022.

There were equally positive talks regarding pensions, including an insured partner’s pension on a risk basis.

A working group will be set up with the unions in a bid to cooperate more effectively on further improvements, in areas such as scheduling and sustainable employability.

“Holland Casino is hit hard by the coronavirus crisis,” said Danielle Justus, director of Human Resources at Holland Casino.

“These were intensive but constructive conversations in which all parties took joint responsibility for the future of Holland Casino and its employees in these extremely uncertain and difficult times. 

“Apart from the collective labour agreement, we have also succeeded in reaching agreements with each other on both a form of voluntary severance scheme and a placement scheme. Both schemes are important in the context of our necessary restructuring and will certainly contribute to fewer forced redundancies.”

Both De Unie and FNV will now recommend acceptance to their members for the new agreement.


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