Netherlands - Regional transport strike - January 31, 2018

Transport workers organised a regional transport strike for better working conditions. The workers complain because they are often under extreme pressure to stick to their schedules. They also called for a 3.5% pay increase. The trade unions FNV and CNV backed up the strike that led to a great deal of problems for travellers on railways stations in the regions. The action was because the negotiations for a collective agreement failed, with neither guarantees to reduce job stress, nor a satisfactory salary proposal.

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