Netherlands - Regional public transport strike continues - May 31, 2018

 The strike in regional transport, organised together by trade unions FNV and CNV is still going on as no agreement on the dispute on wage and working schedules was reached (see our April newsletter). Workers are on strike in support of their demands for a 3% wage increase, lower workload, more training and breaks to use the bathroom. The trade unions of bus and train drivers in privatised public transport companies have been negotiating with employers for equal pay with their colleagues working for the national railway company NS. A train driver working for NS earns up to 10% more than workers for private company Arriva.

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