First and foremost the parties observed that, partly in view of external circumstances, it has not proved feasible at this stage to reach a satisfactory agreement about the salary section. The parties are currently too far apart in this respect. Furthermore, the dossier to realise a new life phase-conscious personnel policy has not been elaborated upon in sufficient detail. Over the next few months the parties will undertake efforts to further develop this dossier and to inform and consult their members with the aim of reaching a CAO agreement that can count on sufficient support.
The parties expect to resume the Research Institutes CAO negotiations in March 2011.
Source: WVOI press release, 16 November 2010
Further information can be found at: http://www.wvoi.nl/default.asp?cid=68 [in Dutch].