Junior transport minister Tineke Huizinga told MPs on Thursday she will not intervene in the ongoing dispute between transport unions and employers over bus drivers’ pay.
Last week, former minister Klaas de Vries, brought in to suggest ways of ending the stalemate, suggested the minister take an active role because the government still controls and subsidises the public transport system.
Bus drivers returned to work during peak periods in the north of the country on Thursday after being ordered back to work by a Groningen court. Unions are due to discuss ending the strikes during rush hour with members later on Thursday.
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