This week’s Dutch regional public transport strikes cancelled, conversations continue

After weeks of strikes affecting regional public transportation in the Netherlands, transport staff will not strike this week. 

This is the result of the talks between trade unions and employers over the past few days, which will continue this week, reports NU.nl

According to the trade union FNV (Federation of Dutch Trade Unions), “good steps have been taken.” Eindelijk (finally)! 

An anticipated agreement between the two parties 

For weeks, employers have not met the demands of the trade unions: reducing their workload and a salary increase, that is. 

This resulted in continuous strikes, with regional public transportation being affected

But hopefully, no more! 

These conversations have been led by two former trusted members: FNV (Federation of Dutch Trade Unions) chairman, Han Busker, and director of the employers’ association AWVN (General Employers Association of the Netherlands), Harry van de Kraats. 

No strikes on Wednesday or Thursday 

The trade unions have temporarily paused their strikes to have these conversations, with planned strikes on Wednesday and Thursday not taking place anymore. 

Since no agreement has been reached yet, the strikes for next week continue, so passengers prepare! These strike days are planned for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

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Francesca Burbano
Francesca Burbanohttps://burbanofrancesca.journoportfolio.com
Francesca is an international at heart but moved to the Netherlands to get her degree in media and communication. While she's not a big fan of the cold weather and biking (for good reason — she's been hit by bikes three times already), she fell in love with the canals, bitterballen, and the 'gezelligheid' of Dutch culture. When she's not writing, you'll find her reading thriller books, hitting her personal records at the gym, and cuddling up with her Ragdoll cat.

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