In the Netherlands, members of the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) have been threatened and intimidated on several occasions by representatives of the Tempo Team employment agency.
FNV members were standing on the public road at a PostNL location to talk to employees about their terms of employment and working conditions, in the framework of the ongoing negotiation of the PostNL and temporary employment collective agreement.
A Tempo Team representative approached them in an aggressive manner, forbidding any contact between FNV members and the Tempo Team employees and ordering the trade unionists to leave. He then called for backup from management. FNV attempted to approach the workers. However, every time they did, one representative of the Tempo Team management would come between them and would tell the temporary workers that Tempo Team did not allow them to talk to the FNV.