No regional buses on Wednesday and Thursday

13th May 2008, Comments 2 comments

Bus drivers go on strike for better collective labour agreement after public-friendly strike action fails on two attempts.

13 May 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Regional buses will not be running in most of The Netherlands on Wednesday and Thursday, when bus drivers will be striking in aid of a better collective labour agreement.

On Queen's Day and during the Whitsun weekend bus drivers did not check or stamp tickets, but the unions say this friendly action has had no effect. After collective labour agreement talks stalled in April, the unions have consequently called the strike. Bus companies Connexxion, Veolia and Arriva will be affected.

Buses will only be running in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Dordrecht, the Achterhoek region and a small area in Friesland.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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2 Comments To This Article

  • C posted:

    on 14th May 2008, 09:06:39 - Reply

    I just had to try and get a taxi to go from Schiphol to Schiphol Rijk as the busses weren't running at all. It was not pretty. I can understand the strike, although I don't enjoy it, but having a taxi driver try to rip me off too is just too much.
  • DoeMaar posted:

    on 14th May 2008, 08:05:21 - Reply

    This sucks. I take the bus to work in Tilburg (have to connect first by train in Centraal). The drivers are putting the hurt on the passengers and that just isn't right. Why am I not suprised that this is happening? Because it's Holland.