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Schiphol Airport: September 4 strike by security guards

At risk are the movements of 200 thousand passengers

On 4 September the security guards of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol -the third largest passenger number in Europe- will be absent for 24 hours from work in a protest to demand an increase in salaries; to announce it the Dutch trade unions Fnv and Cnv. It is easy to imagine what will be the repercussions for the 200 thousand passengers that should pass through the Dutch capital on that day, also because if all the about 4500 people take part in the strike it would be impossible to carry out any security checks, forcing the airlines to cancel the own flights.

Two weeks notice allowing the airport manager and the trade unions to seek an agreement, avoiding what could be one of the heaviest strikes for Dutch and European air transport. Workers' representatives would like a wage of at least 3% and more rest days between work shifts, points on which there is room for negotiation since a first offer would have already been made: increases in salaries since 2019.

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