Netherlands - Regional public transport on strike - April 30, 2018

In a joint action, the trade unions FNV and CNV called for a two-day strike in the regional public transport. Workers will go on strike in support of their demands for a 3% wage increase, lower workload, more training and breaks to use the bathroom. The FNV said that driving times are getting tighter and tighter and the public transport workers have no time for breaks. Due to the strike (30April and 1 May 2018), regional bus services and some regional trains will not be operating.  Employers tried to prevent the strike in court. But the judge rule that in this case the right to strike outweighs the inconvenience the strike will cause.

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