Security strikes halted as union, Schiphol reach agreement

On Thursday union FNV reached an agreement with Schiphol airport and involved security companies on better working conditions for security personnel. Among other things, the agreement involves security staff spending less time on their feet and having more chance at a permanent position, ANP reports.

The agreement also states that more security staff will be taken on so that staff spend shorter periods at security desks. Guards will also be provided with cooling units and fans and can change their clothing if necessary to deal with temperature problems. They'll be given longer breaks or shorter working hours. Sick leave will also be addressed.

FNV is satisfied with the agreement. The security companies and Schiphol are happy that there will be no further strikes. Some guards performed strikes for short periods last week, leaving many security desks closed for 10 to 20 minutes and leading to long lines.