Strikes at Schiphol, Rotterdam and Eindhoven! Is your flight still going?

On Saturday, Transavia pilots gave everyone the heads up that they were due to strike at schiphol.

Today Dutch pilots working for Transavia have began their strike, over disagreements with the company. The pilots wanted better working conditions, however when breaching this, they were without a collective agreement for their jobs (it’s called a CAO in Dutch). When VNV union put forward the agreements with Transavia, they still did not respond for a collective agreement and this is why the strike is going ahead today. So if you’re planning on going anywhere this morning, I’m sorry to tell you that it won’t happen!

What’s going on with flights?

As a result, all Transavia flights are canceled – around 29 this morning from Schiphol, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. The strike is planned to stop at midday and other flights resumed luckily. However, thousands of passengers are now left unable to fly this morning (hopefully not you guys). Thankfully most of the customers were informed earlier and are able to get a refund or change their flights for another day. That still doesn’t make your journey any less stressful though.

                                    Passengers today

Why has this happened?

The pilots for Transavia want a wage increase and a better work schedule. The work schedule means that having work-life balance is hard and they want better general working conditions overall.

Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.

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