The Netherlands Statistical Institute (CBS) released the country’s strike data for last year.
Accordingly, the highest number of strikes in the country in the last 35 years was in 2022, when there were 33 strikes.
According to the statement, out of a total of 33 strikes, which were mostly demanded to improve the conditions in the collective bargaining agreement and increase the raise rates, 20 were made with the demand for working conditions and 8 with the demand for a salary increase.
In the statement, it was noted that approximately 30 thousand workers participated in the said strikes, and it was noted that this figure is behind 59 thousand people who participated in 22 strikes in 2021.
While 28 of the strikes in 2022 were announced by the trade unions, 25 strikes were ended with an agreement between the employer and the union.
Most strikes in transport
Thirteen of the 33 strikes in 2022 were carried out by transport and warehousing sector workers, with a total of 7,000 people participating.
In the statement, it was stated that the highest number of strikes were made by industry and manufacturing sector workers after the transportation sector, and it was emphasized that those who were least satisfied with their salaries were healthcare workers with 66 percent.