Thought the Schiphol craziness was over? Not just yet! Schiphol prepares for another busy summer after passenger rates doubled in 2022.
Last year Schiphol received 52.5 million passengers — more than twice the amount of passengers in 2021, around 25.5 million.
Campaign manager Joost van Doesburg of FNV (The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation) told the NOS that there are still major staff shortages which means Schiphol will not be ready for the summer.
Last year, some passengers waited up to six hours just to check in.. with queues even going outside of the airport.
Schiphol CEO Dick Benschop resigned last September because the situation was too difficult to fix. And there is no sign of things improving.
So if you’re going to brave what Schiphol has to offer, we suggest packing a boterham to take with you. 🥪
Minimum wage war
Many employees are still leaving because they don’t believe their wages align with the excessive workload at Schiphol, according to FNV.
However, the airport has not given up just yet. They are in the process of organising a job market along with several airlines to make up for staff shortages.
We can only hope that these efforts will be the end-all, be-all solution. 🤞
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