Public transport strikes get green light

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Wednesday's planned public transport strikes in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam can go ahead, after a court decision ruled that the actions will not have a “disproportionate” effect on passengers.

The strikes will take place outside the morning and evening rush hours to allow staff to attend a protest rally close to parliament in The Hague.

The three public transport operators GVB, HTM and RET had initiated a court injunction, requesting judges to ban the strikes.

Wednesday's industrial action is the latest in a series of strikes by public transport workers furious at government cutbacks on buses, trams and metro services. They also oppose the government's plan to force the three cities to put public transport services out to tender.


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