Netherlands - KLM ground crew strike banned - August 31, 2016

KLM ground crew had planned strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions. The company has rejected a trade union ultimatum. The ground workers are campaigning for a 1% pay rise, more fixed contracts for temporary workers and no cutbacks to holidays and the number of so-called ‘senior days’ for people over 50. The dispute affects some 14,500 workers. However, in an appeal filed by union FNV, the Amsterdam court ruled that the ground crew is not allowed to strike at Schiphol airport until 5 September.


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