Published On: Fri, Jan 30th, 2015

Van der Horst puts pressure on unions

Etienne-van-der-HorstWILLEMSTAD - Minister Policy, Planning and Government Services, Etienne van der Horst continues to increase pressure on the trade unions to establish a pension scheme for civil servants. Van der Horst said that in response to statements made by the president of the police union SAP.

President of the SAP, Vilchez explained to the media that he will not be put under pressure by Van der Horst. The unions have consulted again on the pension scheme. They indicated that this issue is extremely important and they will take their time to discuss it and seek consultation before presenting it to their members.

Last week during a meeting, the minister explained to the unions that there is no more time to deliberate on this issue. “I have also explained to the unions about the legal process thereafter. We must return to the table to negotiate and see how far we are with this scheme. I have no more time,” said Van der Horst.

The minister indicated that he wanted to reach an agreement soon. He did not give a deadline, but said “as soon as possible!”

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