Military personnel plan work-to-rule

Military personnel, who are not allowed to strike, are planning work-to-rule actions at Eindhoven and Rotterdam airports in protest at the planned scrapping of 6,000 defence jobs, says news agency ANP.

Both airports are used by military and commercial flights so any work-to-rule, which means keeping strictly to employment conditions, could lead to delays for commercial passengers.
The armed forces are also planning a day of protest, possibly on May 23, when parliament will debate the defence cuts. Military unions say this could include driving slowly in columns along motorways during the rush hour.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation