Friday, November 18, there will be a strike in the Netherlands and employees want to make a joint fist to show the employers: this far and no further! The trade unions consciously focus on specific companies and locations and do not immediately go flat nationally, because they take into account the social importance of the sector.
Strikes continue in some parts of the country. In the province of North Holland, Munckhof employees are expected at 8:30 am at the Van der Valk Hotel Oostzaan-Amsterdam. There, employees from the sector can register as strikers.
There is also a strike in the province of Zeeland. Everyone who works for Munckhof, the kite of Citax expected in the province 07:00 in the morning at the Bowling and party center De Kruitmolen in Middelburg where they can register as a striker and hear what the program is for the day.
In the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, gathering in the Hotel-Restaurant Boerenklooster in Zutphen is for everyone who works for Taxicentrale Raalte (TCR). Non-members from the above companies and regions are also allowed to strike on Friday. They must then, just like members, come and register, so that they are protected under the right to strike.
In a call, Pupils' Interest in Secondary Special Education (LBVSO) to spare the students during the use of work stoppages and strikes as a means of pressure towards employers. There is understanding that a better collective labor agreement must be drawn up, but vulnerable children cannot be the victims. Meindert Gorter, trade union director FNV Taxi, says in a tweet that drivers 'may of course go on strike' as long as there are other views on living wages and respect for the sick driver.
We can conclude from the social media that trade unions and the employers' organization are far from settled. According to Meindert Gorter, the driver idleness was caused by the problem of no living wage and the arrogant attitude of employers within the Taxi and Care Transport sector. Various political parties are also calling the employers to order. The parties drew attention to the poor payment of the drivers. “A starvation wage,” the minister admitted. He himself rode in a taxi van. The driver told the Minister that he gets twelve euros per hour. The water is up to her lips.