Netherlands - Dispute over staffing of trains - September 30, 2016

Trade union FNV is threatening railway company NS with collective actions including strikes if the company goes through with its plan to remove the second conductor from some double-decker trains. The union gave NS an ultimatum to meet their demands, or actions will start. Unions officials defend the need of two conductors on all double-deckers to reduce freeloaders. Otherwise the social security will continue to deteriorate. The parliament wants everyone in public transport to work on measures against freeloaders. Thus, the unions consider that there should be no reduction of train personnel, especially taking into account the physical strain in double-deckers train.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/09/16/train-workers-threaten-strike …  

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