Amsterdam public transport on strike
Amsterdam’s transport workers have gone on a 24 hours strike. The capital’s City buses, trams and metros will not run on Tuesday.
The strike began at three ‘o clock on Tuesday morning and will end at one ‘o clock on Wednesday morning. Only the ferries across the IJ – connecting the city to its northern suburbs - will keep running.
The Amsterdam strike will be followed by similar strike actions in The Hague on Wednesday and Rotterdam on Thursday.
The strikes are in protest against cabinet plans to impose several million euros' worth of cuts and force Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam to put their public transport out to tender. The unions say the cuts will lead to job losses and an erosion of public transport.
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