Dutch bus drivers hold front garden strikes
Bus drivers take to standing outside houses of their employers demanding for higher pay packages.28 May 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Hundreds of bus drivers are taking strike action on Wednesday and Thursday by standing outside the houses of their employers. The idea for the "front garden" strike came after one of the employers suggested that drivers on strike were drinking tea in their back gardens, referring to the public transport strikes as "back garden strikes".
On Wednesday, more than a hundred drivers will go to the head office of Arriva in Heerenveen. Strikes are also being held in Middelburg and Dordrecht.
On Thursday, rallies will be held in Den Bosch, Haarlem, Alkmaar and Roermond.
Drivers working for Arriva, Connexxion and Veolia have been involved in industrial action since the beginning of April.
They are demanding better pay and conditions.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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