Victory for Janitors in the Netherlands

After the longest strike in the Netherlands since 1933, janitors have won a new national collective agreement that includes a wage increase, better access to education and Dutch language classes and benefits. The victory has also had a broader impact. Union organizer Willem Dekker argues “It proves that you only stand a chance if you fight, an important lesson for the coming struggle over the massive cuts.” Read his article and an interview with him at The Commune.