Many of us were worrying about the public transport strike on 28th May, but mainly to and from Schiphol airport. Well, now the judge has ruled that the strike must not take place in the area around Schiphol.
The judge has said that ‘Schiphol must be accessible by train’, according to RTL Nieuws. This is because it’s one of the busiest areas in the country and it would be chaotic and if there are crowds of people it can be unsafe.
This is bad news for trade unions and the people who now have to work though, as the whole point of the strike was to force change (as with any strike). RTL Nieuws reports that Schiphol was warned about the strike a month ago and was offered a safety meeting, however, they waited until the last minute, panicked and then filed proceedings against the trade unions to prevent the strikes full stop – this was what the trade unions have claimed. The judge then ruled for it to not go ahead just in the Schiphol area.