There is no strong union, and that’s not bad. The union still frickin modern stretch chino pant.
There is no strong union and that is bad for the volcom clothing.
These are two extreme reactions to the bouncing of the merger between four FNV unions earlier this week. FNV rejected the merger – including sister bond Abvakabo – off and that was one big FNV union out of sight. FNV chairman Ton Heerts had for years made himself strong; he does not even note that the final merger of the job. “This merger has failed,” he said earlier this week, suggesting that there is still another merger may come. What does it matter? We have the unions do not need new baby clothes, the thought by many.
Bad for business climate
This view is too easy, says Lans Bovenberg, professor of economics at Tilburg University and former member of the Economic and Social Council. Failure is according to him a bad thing for the Netherlands. Not only because politicians can not regulate everything and wants – think of collective bargaining, in which employers and employees to agree how much the wages in a sector rise – but more because politics is for there to be fragmented.
That brings some uncertainty. One government can decide otherwise on matters of social partners, such as education and retirement, then the next government. Thus social guarantees a political football. Unpredictability is bad for the business climate, says Bovenberg. Employers’ organizations are therefore not enthusiastic about a greater role for the Hague. Indeed, they hold a strong union, with many members, and where it is to talk.
A government that imposes everything from above, which also raises faster resistance and can provoke strikes. There are companies not to wait. Moreover, they can put more pressure on The Hague to implement certain measures. (Not) along with a strong union The low level of organization of the unions – 17% to 18% of all workers are member – and many older members include employers in the bargain.