FNV, the largest labor union in the Netherlands, would have liked the airport to have included the private security collective labour agreement in the requirements package in the new tender. But according to Schiphol, this would not be in line with European procurement law. According to Elisabetta Manunza, this assertion is only partly correct.
The inclusion of such a CAO as a requirement in a tendering procedure is permitted as long as Schiphol can demonstrate that it is proportionate and therefore in line with the rules of the European internal market. This will not cause problems in the near future. After all, the EU itself wants to pay great attention to the social dimension. The importance of protecting low-skilled workers in tenders has therefore become more important, according to Manunza.