Utrecht bus drivers go out on strike

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1 June 2005, AMSTERDAM — City buses stopped operating at 10am in Utrecht on Wednesday as 120 drivers of transport authority GVU walked off the job.

1 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — City buses stopped operating at 10am in Utrecht on Wednesday as 120 drivers of transport authority GVU walked off the job.

The drivers are protesting against stalled talks over a new CAO collective labour agreement for municipal public servants. 

Together with 700 drivers who were not rostered to work, the strikers gathered out the front of the GVU headquarters on the Europalaan.

They then departed on buses for Central Station and marched to the Janskerk in the city centre, where a demonstration was to start at midday.

Bus drivers were expected to resume work again at 2pm, but the GVU said timetables would not return to normal until at least 3pm.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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