NST 2018: a lot of interest in working conditions and top sport in The Hague (The Netherlands)!

On Thursday, November, 15th, more than 100 people gathered in the political center of the Netherlands. At the invitation of MKB Nederland, FTN (The Dutch Textile Service Federation) was able to receive its guests on the seventh floor of De Malietoren. Prior to the NST 2018, the well-attended autumn meeting of FTN also took place. In addition to a review of 2018, which is reported in the FTN Annual Report 2018, the main focus was also on 2019. The year in which, among other things, projects and activities will be developed in the areas of labor policies, environmental aspects, sustainability, innovation and quality management!

Board changes
Under loud applause, the speeches for new board members were approved. Mr. Lars Kamphuis (Elis Nederland) and Mr. Titus Mulder (Rentex Floron) will strengthen the board. In addition, Mr. Ruud Meijer was appointed as the new independent chairman with effect from 2019. He succeeds Mr. Stef de Win (Nedlin), who continues as a member of the board after two years of chairmanship.

Employment conditions highlighted
Mr. Meijer immediately had the honor to welcome the guests. Three specialists then shed light on all kinds of terms and conditions of employment and collective labor agreements. This, of course, within the framework of the new Collective Labor Agreement for Textile Care 2018 – 2020 and in particular the pilot projects that will start in 2019 in order to achieve a labor conditions policy that is in line with current developments and wishes of employers and employees. Erben Wennemars took the participants together in his experiences that formed him in his sports career and made him world champion!