Netherlands - 24-hour strike public transport - June 1, 2019

The three main trade union federations organized a public transport strike. Almost the entire network of trains, trams, busses and subway was down for one day. Following a judicial verdict trains ran every 15 minutes between Amsterdam Central and national airport Schiphol. These were the only trains running. Around 35,000 people participated while another 30,000 from construction and metal works struck and demonstrated on May 29, 2019. The goal is a freeze of retirement age at 66. This strike originally took place on March 18, 2019 but was interrupted by the attack in Utrecht (see Newsletter April 2019).

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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