Longer queues at Schiphol expected as guards perform labor actions

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport in 2006photo: Shirley de Jong / Wikimedia

Security personnel at Schiphol airport are performing labor actions on Monday for a better collective bargaining agreement. Longer lines are expected at security checkpoints, "but nobody will miss their flight", a spokesperson for union FNV said to the Telegraaf.

According to unions FNV and CNV, there is "an unbridgeable gap" between what the unions want and the employers offer in the collective bargaining talks. The unions want a wage increase of 3.5 percent this year.

The security workers will perform so-called punctuality actions, which involves following instructions slowly, carefully and to the letter. The labor actions started at 7:30 a.m. 

The collective bargaining agreement covers 1,200 security guards employed by G4S Aviation Security.