Amsterdam public transport on strike

7th June 2011, Comments 1 comment

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.


© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

1 Comment To This Article

  • H posted:

    on 7th June 2011, 12:07:10 - Reply

    Thank goodness! First decent night of sleep since the last strike! 12 o'clock noon, just woke up to the sound of birds, and not my whole building shaking and roaring from those darn trams!!!