The Hague hit by wildcat bus strikes

Public transport in The Hague is being affected on Tuesday by wild-cat strikes by bus drivers at the city’s transport company HTM.

The drivers are determined to keep bus services, which have been put out to tender, in the hands of HTM.
Strikes are likely to continue for several days as the drivers make a last-ditch attempt to stop the privatisation of bus services.
The announcement of who has won the contract which begins in December will be made next week. Whoever takes over the service is required to employ the HTM drivers on the same terms and conditions.
Last week, the upper house of parliament rejected legislation forcing The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam to put public services out to tender.

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