FrieslandCampina and the trade unions, with input from employee representation bodies, have recently been negotiating a new Social Plan for more than 6,500 employees (FTE’s) of the dairy company in the Netherlands. The parties have agreed to extend the current Social Plan by two years. FrieslandCampina’s current Social Plan was agreed immediately following the merger in 2009 and expires at the end of this year.
The extension means that the current Social Plan, which is based on the ‘from work to work’ concept, will remain in force until the end of 2015. Furthermore, it has been supplemented by agreements on the relocation allowance, internal redeployment and the new state pension age.
Just like in 2009, De Unie does not agree with the execution of the Social Plan and therefore it will not sign. FNV Bondgenoten and CNV BedrijvenBond, however, support this agreement in principle and they will present this Social Plan with a positive recommendation to their members.