At ASML and DAF, Fokker and Thyssen Krupp, among others, the starting shot will be given on Thursday for nationwide relay strikes in the metal and electronics industry, unions CNV Vakmensen and FNV Metaal announced on Tuesday.

The unions want to send a signal to the employer organization FME.

The strikes are organized corona-proof, CNV and FNV assure.

For example, a drive-in is being set up at Parktheater Eindhoven, so that strikers can safely collect their strike forms and take action.

The strike on January 21 is currently for 48 hours.

With the actions, the unions want to put pressure on the employers' organization FME.

According to CNV and FNV, employees in the sector do not feel they are being taken seriously.

"Employers do not offer a normal salary, do not want good arrangements to reach the state pension age in a healthy way and no agreements about the permanent employment of flex workers," said Petra Bolster, first negotiator at FNV Metaal.

CNV Vakmensen also underlines the need for actions in corona time.

"The Collective Labor Agreement for Metalektro has now expired and is in need of modernization," the union said in a press release.

In the Netherlands, approximately 160,000 people are covered by the Metalektro collective labor agreement.

In addition to the above companies, they are also active at firms such as VDL Groep, IHC and Stork.