Netherlands public transport strike (May 28)

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  • AMcWhirter

    Tomorrow’s public transport strike in the Netherlands has impacted flight operations from the UK.

    Public transport strike on 28th May: Trains will now run to Schiphol, the court rules

    NS warns travellers about Tuesday’s public transport strike

    It seems that both KLM and Flybe have cancelled most if not all their UK-Amsterdam flights tomorrow.

    At the time of writing BA still had availability although at much higher prices than usual.

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    Thank you for this info Alex.
    A very Common Sense Dutch ruling so typical and realistic.
    No one cares there are no tube trains to LHR this weekend here!

    Shows attitudes eh?

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    I think even the Dutch might have to close a line to work on it, as I believe is the case on the Tube. You are absolutely correct that they certainly do have a different attitude – when did we last have a nationwide public transport strike ?


    Both Eurostar services departing Amsterdam are cancelled today.

    Eurostar is saying that the London-Amsterdam services will depart St Pancras on schedule but will not run beyond Brussels.

    No further advice is given.


    Due to a court ruling last Sunday there are 4 shuttle trains each hour between the airport and Amsterdam Central Station.
    Again some subtle difference in attitude compared to surrounding countries in Europe. Unions have the right call a strike, but there are apparently limitations to the impact a strike can have. And they obey court rulings!

    Oh, and this is a strike about an agreement between the government, unions and the emplyers about pensions and the retirement age. They have litteraly been discussing this for 10(!) years to come to a compromise. The failure to reach this compromise has led to this strike.

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