AMSTERDAM–For today, employees of NS, the Dutch railways, have called the second strike in a week.
According to media reports, workers will cross their arms in the western part of the country, and the agitation will also impact international trains.
The strike will be felt most intensely on the Rotterdam and The Hague hubs. According to Nederlandse Spoorwegen, there may be no trains for the entire southern region of the country.
Although some international routes are not formally affected by the agitation, the impact the stoppage will have on the entire rail network could affect those services as well. The actions are taking place because of the failed negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between the company and the three main labor unions.
Strikes will continue until the end of August, and if there is no collective bargaining offer that satisfies the unions, there will be a nationwide general strike. Utrecht workers will not strike tomorrow, who will instead be affected by the agitation on August 30.