Public transport unions threaten strikes

Public transport unions in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht are threatening strike action over junior transport minister Tineka Huizinga’s apparent refusal to stop the privatisation of city bus, tram and metro services, the Parool reported on Wednesday.

Two weeks ago MPs voted against forcing the city councils to put their public transport services out to tender but the minister has so far refused to halt the process.

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