A strike by Dutch railway workers has paralyzed train traffic in almost the entire country – World – News

On Tuesday, a strike by employees of the state railway company NS paralyzed train traffic in almost the entire territory of the Netherlands.

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An information board at a train station in Utrecht, the Netherlands, announcing the cancellation of all train services during a rail strike on August 30, 2022

The NS staff in the Central Netherlands area, through which almost all the lines in the country pass, went on a one-day strike for higher wages and better working conditions.

Tuesday’s strike did not affect train traffic on the line connecting Amsterdam to Schiphol International Airport, on which railway workers stopped work already on Monday. After the interruption on Monday, the traffic of the international train lines of Thalys and Eurostar was also resumed on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, the otherwise busy station in Utrecht, which is the main Dutch railway hub, yawned with emptiness. The information boards there only informed passengers about the disruption of services as a result of the strike.

A series of strikes on Dutch railways is taking place after negotiations on a new collective agreement broke down. The railway workers are demanding higher wages and better working conditions, pointing to underemployment and rising inflation.

Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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