Dutch regional transport strike drags for ninth day

9th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

Unions are ignoring a call by transport companies to suspend strike but have agreed to discuss a one-year-collective labour agreement.

9 June 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch regional transport workers are out on strike for the ninth consecutive day on Monday.

Unions have ignored a call by transport companies to suspend the strike but have agreed to discuss a one-year collective labour agreement at informal talks due to be held Monday.

The agreement is seen as a step towards a permanent solution for the structural problems plaguing regional transport.

Workers on five ferry services over the River Maas will also be striking during the morning and evening rush hours Monday. The ferry workers are demanding a better collective labour agreement.

The ferries, serving the provinces of  North Brabant and Gelderland, transport at least 3,600 vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians per day.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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