Monday 24 February 2020

Police unions take noisy protest to parliament for pay claim

police protests The HaguePolice unions on Thursday took their campaign for more pay to parliament for a day of noisy protests.

A large group of protesting police officers has effectively surrounded the parliamentary complex on foot and in their cars and are sounding their sirens for 10 minutes every hour.

Police unions are demanding a 3.3% pay rise to end a four-year pay freeze, as well as measures to enable older police officers to retire before the age of 67 and compensation for the effect of the recent major reorganisation of policing operations.

Justice minister Ard van der Steur has said there is no money to meet the police demands. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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