Reply To: AMSTERDAM – Disruption expected as KLM baggage handlers threaten to strike.

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Edski777
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Update for Wednesday, August 3 22:00 hours local.

No problem with strikes at AMS Schiphol as a judge ruled against the trade union to go on strike. The trade union and KLM have been ordered to resume talks and give the judge at least until August 11th to decide.
In the mean time the trade union has announced that they will not go on strike until August 18th.

The expectation is that the trade union FNV and KLM will reach an agreement in the mean time. This ain’t France!

AMS Schiphol is running as usual, although it is busy due to the holiday season. The only people affected by longer travelling times are the people travelling to the airport from within the Netherlands by road. Heightened security measures are in force around the airport due to an increased security threat.

Train transport between Amsterdam and the airport is not available until August 9th due to extensive rail upgrades around Amsterdam to increase the capacity and enhance the performance of the train system.
All passengers are taken by bus to and from the airport. Allow for 15 minutes extra travel time.
Passengers from the direction of the Hague and Rotterdam are not affected.

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