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An agreement has still not been reached on a new collective labor agreement for Healthcare Transport and Taxi. Trade unions FNV and CNV Vakmensen are therefore organizing a petition campaign in Ede on Friday 17 on Friday 17 in Ede, right in front of the head office. van Noot Passenger Transport.

Martijn Kersing, director of Noot Personenvervoer, is the main negotiator on behalf of the employers during the collective labor agreement negotiations. With this action, the unions say they want to give the employers one last chance to come back to the negotiating table with a decent offer. “Whereas, together with the FNV, we have agreed a wage increase of 10, 5 percent as of January 1 2023, the employers will not go further than a two-year collective labor agreement with an 8 percent wage increase as of January 1 2023 and 4 percent as of January 1 30. This comes down to 6 percent per year”, is their criticism.

FNV and CNV also blame employers for not wanting to continue paying 100 percent in case of illness from the first day. , that they do not want to abolish waiting days during illness and that they do not want to make clear agreements to ensure that time worked becomes paid time. “This is not acceptable. We therefore call on employers to arrive at a collective labor agreement result before 30 October at the latest. If they want to avoid actions at a time when staff shortages are already causing enough problems, they have to withdraw their final offer and come back with a real offer”, according to CNV.

Added value Martijn Kersing has stated that he is not in the least interested in the unions’ intention. “I think it’s strange that they report here. I think they should be in The Hague. That’s where KNV is. In addition, we made our final offer on Friday. I would much rather they had presented this to their members, rather than come here with a petition that started weeks ago. They are free to do what they want, but I don’t see the added value in it.”

Last Friday, the employers put their final offer on the table, where they also issued an ultimatum connected to. If the unions do not respond to the final offer by Tuesday 17 October, the employers will suspend negotiations indefinitely . According to them, there is a “historically high” wage offer on the table. “Certainly if you look at other collective labor agreements that are currently being concluded”, Kersing said about this at the time . Finally, the director of Noot Personenvervoer has announced that the employers will stick to their final offer and the ultimatum.

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Trevvel would not have had such a difficult start to the new school year if alderman Maarten Struijvenberg (Healthcare, Elderly and Youth Care) had not abruptly put an end to the measures taken by the student transport company this summer. municipality provided. That is the view of Trevvel director Arno van Haasterrecht. According to him, some of the current problems could have been prevented.

Trevvel says in June that it presented a ‘menu’ with measures to the municipality of Rotterdam. If these measures had been implemented in time, a large part of the problems that the Rotterdam student transport company is currently facing could have been prevented, says van Haasterrecht. “We handed in that menu this summer and a number of agreements had already been made about it. Finally, a new councilor arrived. He has abruptly put a line through it.”

Inexplicable For Van Haasterecht it is still not entirely clear why alderman Struijvenberg has put a line through the measures. “I was called in the evening by the municipality of Rotterdam. They said there had been talks between officials and the new alderman. Then they came with the message that they kept us fully to our contract. Within that there was no room for deviations. However, we have been very transparent. We have done everything we can to make student transport as smooth as possible. I find it inexplicable that our proposed measures were suddenly crossed out.”

In addition, Arno van Haasterrecht states that if the measures that were on Trevvel’s menu had been implemented, the student transporter had a better start to the school year. “I think that’s important to emphasize. For example, we would have liked to discuss the start times with schools and institutions. Now everyone starts at the same time, causing a huge spike between 08.30 and 08.45 hour. We wanted to spread that out so that you can drive more with the same capacity. Such a meeting must, however, be held before the summer holidays. The municipality was sympathetic to this, but that willingness had also suddenly disappeared. And that while measures like these could have made a world of difference at the start of the new school year.”

Emotional The whole state of affairs is therefore highly regarded by Arno van Haasterrecht. “This is about a target group that is close to our heart. It hurts when things go wrong. If – in our opinion – we are not listened to enough and certain agreements are unjustly canceled, so that we are no longer able to offer the best possible service, it feels unjust and unfair. Especially towards our travelers. Of course we get emotional about that.”

“However, I think it is important that we continue to look ahead together. We at Trevvel have also continuously done that. I hope the alderman is also in the game like that. How can we best arrange certain matters for our target group? Trevvel’s attitude is focused on collaboration. We have been very cooperative. As far as we are concerned, that will remain the case, but I do think that it has to come from both sides. We have seen too little of that until now”, concludes Van Haasterecht.

Negative effect Alderman Maarten Struijvenberg has in his own words, a line has been drawn through Trevvel’s menu, because according to the Liveable Rotterdam minister, these measures would only be aimed at cutting back on student transport. “All the proposed measures had a negative effect on Rotterdammers who depend on Trevvel. The alderman found that unacceptable,” his spokesperson told TaxiPro. “Trevvel has a contract of millions and the alderman expects a company with such a contract to also look at its own efforts and improvements and not start by stripping the services.”

Struijvenberg also thinks it is it is wrong that only the problems surrounding student transport are discussed. According to the municipality, the alderman urged Trevvel during the summer to improve other problems, such as telephone accessibility, complaint handling, communication with parents and information about rides. “Those problems have not yet been solved. Solving these problems has nothing to do with a driver shortage, but requires more effort from Trevvel to improve the service.”

Travel allowance When asked whether measures will still be taken that were previously on Trevvel’s ‘menu’, the alderman answered that other measures could also be considered. “For example, a travel allowance for parents who have to or want to drive themselves, because Trevvel has insufficient capacity. The councilor is proposing this measure because it helps to relieve the pressure on Trevvel. In addition, it is still possible to further increase drivers’ wages.”

Finally, Maarten Struijvenberg stated that he would continue to commit to student transport. “He expects no less from Trevvel”, concludes his spokesperson.

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D10 Member of Parliament Paul van Meenen once asked the minister about student transport.Photo: ANP/Peter Hilz

The House of Representatives believes that municipalities should pay for a taxi if they are unable to arrange the transport of students in another way. A proposal by D10 MP Paul van Meenen can count on the support of a majority, thanks in part to the VVD, PVV and SP. Experts say that transport goes wrong in many municipalities.

“Municipalities are responsible for the transport of these children and it is time for them to really play their part,” says Van Meenen in his plan. Last week, experts and stakeholders warned that things now often go wrong, partly due to staff shortages. It therefore happens that children spend hours a day in the taxi while the driver has to drive the route that is too long. Other children miss classes or become overstimulated.

Harrowing Van Meenen finds the stories “poignant”. He therefore proposes that the municipalities pay the bill if alternative transport is arranged for the students, pending a “structural solution”. He also advocates a recruitment campaign for drivers, in combination with “creative solutions” to make the profession more attractive.

The procedure for hiring drivers for this group of students could be “less bureaucratic”, says the D10’er. For example, by no longer obliging people who have the right experience to follow a four-month course. As a result, they would often drop out. He also believes that it should be considered in due course whether the work can be made more attractive by combining education and care journeys.

On Wednesday, the House will debate student transport.

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Royal Dutch Transport (KNV) wants student transport to be tendered in a different way. This was announced by chairman Bertho Eckhardt last week, during a round table discussion in the House of Representatives. During that conversation, it was mainly about the current problems that currently play a role in student transport and possible solutions.

“Eight MPs were also present at that conversation”, so let KNV chairman Bertho Eckhardt know. “That is quite a lot. The roundtable discussion revealed, among other things, that everyone is convinced that drivers do their utmost to ensure that student transport runs as smoothly as possible. In addition, we discussed, among other things, what the government can do to help solve the current problems. A debate about this will take place with the Minister of Education next Wednesday.”

Other tender procedure According to Eckhardt, there are several come up with solutions for the current problems, but he emphatically puts the ball down in the way of tendering. “Of course it would help if more space is created in budgetary terms, but you also have to dare to look a little further. For example, the way in which student transport is currently being tendered. Student transport is only a part of the total care transport. We want the entire package in terms of healthcare transport to be put out to tender from now on. If companies win such a package, they can also create full-time jobs. As far as we’re concerned, that’s part of the solution.”

Although, according to Eckhardt, the core of the problem lies in the tendering methodology, he believes there are still a few more themes to consider where should be looked at more closely. “A lot of students get an indication for healthcare transport. It is of course not up to us, but we do think that this indication should be looked at. Are all the indications that have been given correct or are there a number of children who could also travel by public transport? That is of course not a popular statement, but I do think that it should be taken into account.”

Deployment of volunteers Also Dennis Wiersma, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, is now aware of all the problems currently occurring in student transport. At the beginning of this month he indicated that he was shocked by all the stories that have appeared in various media. Although the minister indicated that the responsibility for student transport lies primarily with the municipalities, he was not afraid to propose a number of emergency solutions. “Good emergency solutions are, for example, deploying volunteers, including parents and retirees, as is happening in Zwolle. But hiring external parties, such as providers of coaches (with guidance) or using street taxis, as is done in Enschede, are also possible. That is why I strongly urge municipalities to deploy emergency solutions where necessary,” Wiersma said at the time.

KNV chairman Bertho Eckhardt, however, sees nothing in the deployment of volunteers. “You need certain skills and skills for that. These are vulnerable children, you can’t just let any random volunteer go to them. There will undoubtedly be a number of good ones, but you also have to keep looking at the quality. Moreover, past experience shows that volunteers often quit quickly. However, you must be able to offer the students continuity. That has often proved too difficult with these kinds of initiatives.”

Longer learning and work trajectories “In addition, we have We also talked about learning and work trajectories”, explains the KNV chairman further. “When you start the training, you have to obtain your diplomas within four months. However, the CBR has to deal with long waiting times. If people have not completed their education within that time, they will stop. Then you lost it again. That is why, during the round table discussion, we argued that these learning and work processes should be stretched to one year. Then people can complete their education within a year. That should be easy”, says Eckhardt.

Next Wednesday, 10 October, will be held in the House of Representatives. a debate on the current situation in student transport. The eight MPs who were present during the round table discussion last week will put questions to the Minister of Education during that debate. “We hope that the minister will bear part of the training costs, that the time of learning and work processes will be extended and that a plan of approach for the longer term will be drawn up”, concludes Eckhardt.

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Anyone who has walked along Aletta Jacobslaan or Hugo de Grootlaan in Zoetermeer has probably noticed the new real estate project: Heemavenue. Here are 44 single-family homes, 44 owner-occupied homes and 44 rental properties in the free sector.

Heemavenue is being built in the Oosterheim district, a beautiful neighborhood in the northeast of Zoetermeer. Phase one, the sale of the single-family homes, is now in full swing and going very fast. A next sub-plan consisting of owner-occupied apartments, will start in November.

Heemavenue

The location again Heemavenue is being built, is surrounded by greenery. The flora separates the houses from the road. This creates a courtyard that has a village charm with the conveniences of the city within reach. In addition, the neighborhood is richly endowed with mini parks. Ideal for people looking for relaxation.

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Image: van der Kooy Vastgoed

Hugo and Aletta

On HeemAvenue, two type of single-family houses built: the Hugo and Aletta. The differences are not that big, both types are very energy efficient, without a gas connection. The Hugo’s only have slightly fewer square meters and are therefore more attractively priced.

The Hugo’s: These houses are located in the middle of the block and each has two parking spaces. They all have a small front garden, a spacious backyard and a storage room. In addition, all these homes are sustainably built.

The Aletta’s: These homes are located on the side of the residential block, on the park or a water feature. The Aletta also has two parking spaces, a small front garden, spacious back garden and a storage room. Just like the Hugo’s, these houses are also built sustainably.

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Everything at your fingertips

The tranquility of a village with the comforts of the city. Ideal, right? In Zoetermeer you have everything nearby and more! Heemavenue is a stone’s throw from the Oosterheem shopping center. In addition to the three different supermarkets, a Blokker and a Hema, you will also find nice shops and various restaurants.

Are you more adventurous? Then you will be served at your beck and call. For example, you have a Gamecity nearby. Here you can play laser tag, go karting or Prison Island. Would you rather have a game of skiing or snowboarding? Then you can indulge yourself in SnowWorld Zoetermeer and slide through the snow!

Zoetermeer is also centrally located in South Holland. You can be in The Hague or Rotterdam in no time by car or public transport, if you want to plan outings in these cities!

Grab your chance

The sale of the single-family homes has now started. The sale is going well and there are only a few homes left. The sale of the first 44 owner-occupied apartments will start in November. Are you looking for a new, warm and energy-efficient house? Then keep an eye on the

site!

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17 October 2022, by Victoria Séveno   |  Updated: 17 October 2022

A train travelling on the Roosendaal – Vlissingen route encountered an unexpected obstacle in Bergen op Zoom on Monday morning, where a bus had broken down on the Marconilaan crossing. The impact of the collision split the bus clean in half.

Train crashes into bus at rail crossing in the Netherlands

Luckily the bus was empty at the time of the collision, and the driver had vacated the vehicle and had attempted to catch the attention of the train driver in order to warn them. No injuries have been reported among the train’s staff and 85 passengers, and the train experienced only minor damage.

The area was cordoned off by police following the incident, with reports suggesting it was caused by a technical malfunction on the bus. Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and rail operator ProRail have announced that disruption to public transport services should be expected for several days as a result of damage caused to the track by the crash. No trains will run to or from Zeeland for at least three days while this damage is repaired.

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Negotiations on a new collective labor agreement for healthcare transport and taxi resulted in a final offer from the employers on Friday. The employers have issued an ultimatum to the unions. If the unions have not responded to the final offer by Tuesday 25 October, the employers will suspend negotiations indefinitely.

Rick Pellis, negotiator of CNV Vakmensen, regrets that the negotiations had to go this way. “Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to get a good result,” he says. “As far as we are concerned, the employers are offering too little and are holding back necessary improvements.”

With the final offer, the employers show, according to CNV, that they are willing to do little to make the sector more attractive Pellis said. “We are constantly getting reports of drivers leaving the industry. It is very difficult for employers to find people, so it is also in their own interest to improve the taxi collective agreement. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to pay much attention to that.”

“With this final offer we don’t get any further”, Pellis explains. “While a better collective labor agreement is desperately needed, because many things are poorly or simply not arranged at all. No irregularity allowance. No surcharge on holidays. Low continued payment of wages in the event of illness, as a result of which a sick employee receives even less than the minimum wage.”

Tough theme According to CNV In addition, the break arrangement is a tricky subject during the negotiations. “There is a lot of concern about this among the employees. The employers seem only too happy to take advantage of unpaid breaks between different journeys. We believe that all working time should be paid. We want clear agreements about this.”

Under the current collective labor agreement, employers are allowed a maximum of 14, schedule 5% of the workday as a break. In practice, many employers do this as standard, while employees have not always enjoyed that break, according to CNV. But going back to the old scheme, as the employers now want, is not a good option, according to Pellis. Under the old scheme, the employer is allowed to give four interruptions – or breaks – but for an unlimited period of time. This has led to problems in the past, because employees sometimes stand still for four to six hours a day and therefore do not get paid. We certainly do not want to go back to that situation.”

Duration Although there are still major differences, CNV Vakmensen sees What is important is that the urgency regarding a new collective labor agreement is also felt by employers. With a wage increase of a total 11 percent, the employers seem at first sight to offer a nice wage increase for the approximately 25. employees in the taxi industry, according to the union. Only about the term do the two parties still differ.

“In percentage terms, that seems like a lot, but the employers want a term of two years. So converted we are talking about a wage increase of 6 percent per year. And that about salaries that are just above the minimum wage. So in practice it is not that much, especially given the current high inflation. Moreover, it is largely a cigar from its own box. It is not for nothing that employers want to go back to the old break arrangement. With this they partly earn back the wage increase,” concludes Rick Pellis. CNV first discusses the collective agreement final offer with its executives before deciding on further steps.

Historical offer Royal Dutch Transport (KNV), which represents the interests of employers, said last week Friday that employers feel compelled to issue an ultimatum . According to the employers’ organization there is now a ‘historically high wage offer’ on the table. “Certainly if you look at other collective labor agreements that are currently being concluded,” said negotiator Martijn Kersing at the time. “As employers, we saw that we had to focus on appreciation for our employees and on new influx of drivers. We converted that into an unprecedentedly high collective labor agreement offer. We hope the unions accept our final offer. The clarity that this offers is important for everyone. Not only for employees and entrepreneurs, but also for clients.”

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