Summary proceedings to end bus strike

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Court will hear summary proceedings against transport company Arriva and unions whose workers have been on strike for the 10th consecutive day.

10 June 2008

GRONINGEN - A court in Groningen will on Tuesday hear summary proceedings against regional transport company Arriva and the transport unions, intended to end the bus drivers’ strike.

The proceedings were initiated by travellers' organisation Rover and the province of Groningen with the support of the provinces of Friesland and Drenthe. The provinces want bus services restored during rush-hours periods at the very least.

They argue that too many people are suffering as a result of the strike, especially elderly citizens and school children. Rover is being flooded by emails and phone calls from people who depend on the buses to go to school or work.

The strike regional transport strike has lasted nine days so far.

Informal talks between unions and employers on a one-year collective labour agreement scheduled to be held Tuesday have been cancelled.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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