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31 Mar 2019 | 03:20 PM UTC

Netherlands: Trade unions plan nationwide strike May 29

Netherlands News Alert

Multiple trade unions call for nationwide strike on May 29; significant flight and transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Netherlands

Event

A number of Dutch trade unions, including CNV, FNV, and VCP are calling for nationwide strikes on May 29. The unions represent a variety of sectors, including public transportation, the police, and aviation workers. Union leaders stated that they want the strike to be even more extensive than the previous action held on March 18. Significant transportation and commercial disruptions are possible if the strike occurs.

Context

Unions originally organized a day of action on March 18 but called off the strike after three people were killed in a shooting in Utrecht. The groups are calling for the retirement age to be capped at 66.

Advice

Individuals in or traveling to the Netherlands are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate significant commercial and transportation disruptions in the event of a strike.

 

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