Public transport workers across the Netherlands to strike this week
Staff working at regional public transport operators (e.g. Connexxion, Arriva) have announced five days of strikes, starting from Tuesday, September 6, affecting public transport services across the Netherlands.
Strikes will kick off on Tuesday, September 6 in the provinces of Flevoland, South Holland, and Zeeland. Workers in North Holland and Utrecht will follow on September 7, and on September 8 in Gelderland, North Brabant, and Limburg. The final day of regional strikes, September 9, will take place in Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, and Overijssel. On September 16, regional workers are expected to host a national strike, affecting services across the Netherlands.
The vast majority of city-wide operators, for example the GVB in Amsterdam, RET in Rotterdam and HTM in The Hague, will not be affected by the strikes and will continue to run as normal. The only exception to this is in Utrecht, where public transport in the city will be affected by the strikes on September 7 and September 16.
Individuals in the affected cities are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate public transport disruptions, allow for additional travel time, and seek alternative modes of transportation if necessary.