Brink’s workers end strike, 30% of Rabobank ATMs are empty

Brinks vanWorkers at money transport company Brink’s Nederland went back to work on Wednesday after a four-day strike.

However, Rabobank, which was worst affected by the strike, says it will be a week before all the empty ATMs have been refilled. By Tuesday afternoon, some 710 Rabobank ATMs were empty – about 30% of the total.

According to the CNV trade union, the strike has been halted so as not to inconvenience the general public and to give both sides involved time to try and reach an agreement.

On Tuesday, judges ruled the strike is legitimate. ‘We hope Brink’s, those who will do the work in the future and Rabobank will now be prepared to come up with a good solution,’ spokeswoman Sanne van der Meulen is quoted as saying by website

Brink’s workers went on strike because the company plans to sack 600 out of 1,000 staff after losing the contract to fill Rabobank cashpoint machines.

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