Police strikes kick off

Police in Zeeland and in the Zaanstreek-Waterland region north of Amsterdam went on strike on Wednesday in the first of a series of revolving strikes in support of their pay claim.

Other forces will follow later this week and a national strike has been called for the end of the month.
Home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst has offered the police a 5.75% pay rise over two years and a €100 bonus for officers at the top of their scale.
The NPB police union wants 3.3% a year, help with healthcare costs and better rates for irregular hours. The ACP union is calling for a €200 monthly increase across the board.

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