No buses or trams in The Hague due to strike by HTM employees

Buses and trams are unavailable in The Hague on June 2 because workers from the public transport carrier HTM are on strike for the entire day.

This strike was organised by the trade unions FNV (Federation of Dutch Trade Unions) and CNV (Christian National Trade Union Federation). They want two things for HTM workers:

  • A wage increase of 5%
  • The retention of purchasing power for HTM employees

You’ll find that other buses are present in the political capital, provided by EBS transportation services β€” their employees went on strike on Wednesday. 😭

Why is there a strike?

Before the strike was announced, the transport company said they would increase wages this year. However, only by 3.1%, reports

Tension rose between workers and employers when they refused to raise the rate of the increase to 5%.

The company explains that the pandemic really set them back economically β€” everyone worked from home for about two years without needing to commute anywhere.

As long as buses and trams aren’t running, the strike by HTM workers could cost the company as much as €125,000.

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Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).


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