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At Ampleon in Nijmegen, actions and possibly even strikes to enforce a better collective labor agreement for the approximately 250 employees have been called off. Negotiations had been ongoing since September last year, but the RF power specialist’s final offer was too meager to the taste of trade union CNV Vakmensen. This had already led to picketing at the end of last month by more than one hundred employees. Giving in to the union pressure, Ampleon has finally come up with an improved offer, which has been accepted by the union members.
According to CNV Vakmensen, Ampleon’s solid financial results are a good reason for a fair wage increase. However, the endless process, the company’s occasional arguments and the too-meager final offer were causing a lot of dissatisfaction among the employees, said trade union negotiator Arjan Baselmans. When Ampleon failed to engage in dialogue in response to the picketing, the union issued an ultimatum, which expired last week.