Netherlands - Court bans strike on safety grounds - January 01, 2017

A local court in Breda has ruled that drivers and conductors of railway company NS cannot go on strike as planned because of the risk to public safety. It would not be responsible to allow large groups of people to gather at railway stations because the strike stopped them getting to work, the judge said. However, from January 6, when police numbers are back up to strength, the strike can go ahead, court said. The strike involving workers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hoofddorp would have resulted in widespread disruption to the rail network.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/12/court-bans-train-drivers-strike/

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