Netherlands - Highest numbers of strikes since 1989 - May 31, 2018

According to the national statistics bureau (CBS), 32 strikes took place in 2017, the highest number of strikes since 1989. The highest number of strikes occurred in the industry and transport and storage sectors. The industry sector suffered 13 strikes and the transport and storage sector 12, equating to 10.000 lost working labour days and more than 2.000 respectively. Whilst the highest number of strikes occurred in the industry sector, the most sizeable strike transpired in the education sector with over 10.000 educators participating.

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