Proud, the association for sex workers, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Amsterdam on behalf of the at least 24 window prostitutes who are unable to use their workplaces in the red light district from today. Today, May 1st, the Netherlands celebrates Labor Day.
The police entered the University of Amsterdam's Service and Information Center, the building occupied by protesters earlier today, but found no trace of the protesters.
The non-emergency phone lines of the police will be temporarily unavailable on Friday. The unions have called on all police officers to attend a work meeting in The Hague and the phone centers will therefore be unoccupied.
The group of doctors who directed the manifesto "Everything must change" to Minister Edith Schippers of Public health last month, thinks further contract negotiations with health insurers are meaningless as they do not listen. The manifesto is supported by 7,418 of the total 11,345 house doctors in the Netherlands - 65 percent.
The occupation of the Maagdenhuis will cost the University of Amsterdam an estimated 460 thousand euros, according to the first assessment of the Facility Services, Folia reports.
About 10 thousand people attended the demonstration organized by anti-Islam movement Pegida in Dresden, Germany on Monday. PVV leader Geert Wilders addressed the demonstration.
The German anti-Islam movement Pegida expects to attract 30,000 people to the Monday rally in Dresden featuring the PVV leader Geert Wilders, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Wilders is currently visiting Germany in an attempt to strengthen ties with anti-Islamic forces outside of the Netherlands.
Protesting police officers did not do any damage by painting a protest text on the trail of the Rotterdam Marathon. The municipality will therefore not be pressing charges, De Telegraaf reports.
Another protest has been planned at the University of Amsterdam on Monday afternoon, the group of lecturers involved in the protest actions of the past two months under the name Rethink UvA announced on their website.
Police in Amsterdam on Saturday began the eviction of a group of protesters who have held a sit-in demonstration at the University of Amsterdam’s Maagdenhuis building for over a month. A judge ordered the protesters to leave by midnight on Friday, but the students, lecturers and researchers camped out at the site refused.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan received a petition from some 200 sex workers and sympathizers on Thursday, AT5 reports. The protest was organized by PROUD, the association for sex workers, against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam
A large group of policemen protested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon, NRC reports. The protesters demand that Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice submit better proposals for a new police collective bargaining agreement by Monday. If this does not happen, the unions and their members will move on to harder actions.
The association for sex workers PROUD has organized a demonstration against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam on Thursday, when Project 1012 appears on the City Council Agenda.
A large number police officers will patrol the highways at a speed of only 60 kilometers per hour this morning, police union ACP announced on its website. This is done in another protest against the collective bargaining agreements proposed by Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice.
PostNL package carriers feel exploited for having to invest significant amounts of their own money in their work and getting paid too little for being only part-time independent contractors, Volkskrant writes. One of the carriers is suing PostNL in pursuit of lost wages.
The police unions have handed Justice Minister Ard van der Steur an ultimatum to come up with a better collective proposal than the last offer from former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, the police union Nederlandse Politiebond wrote in a statement. The new Justice Minister has until April 13th to respond, after which "tougher actions" can be expected from police personnel.
Six of the squatters who demonstrated against the development of the Spuistraat were still in custody on Friday as questions about their identity, nationality and residency status lingered. The six are now being investigated by immigration investigators to determine their backgrounds, police said Friday.
Police in Amsterdam still had eight people in custody late Thursday afternoon as a result of arrests made at the squatter protest and eviction Wednesday in Amsterdam Centrum. Officers arrested 19 people in total for public violence, vandalism, disturbing the peace and failure to comply with official orders.
Squatters have reoccupied the Slangenpand on Spuistraat in Amsterdam and built barricades, which they set on fire. They are protesting against the development plans for the building.
Police officers across the country will sound their sirens for one minute at 11:59 tomorrow in protest against the lack of appreciation for their work in the Rutte II, from former Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice in particular.
The SP supports the action group De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) that is protesting for more democracy at the University of Amsterdam. The party will draft a legislative proposal that states that the management of a university should be chosen by the university's students and staff, AT5 reports.
At least two students protesting the University of Amsterdam were arrested Friday evening after the Lieverdje statue in the Spui was set on fire. Demonstrating students and supportive lectures were gathered to commemorate their month-long occupation of university buildings.
The protests at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been going on for exactly a month today. Here follows a brief summary of what has happened so far.
The University of Amsterdam Executive Board today sent a letter to the protesting students and lecturers in the Maagdenhuis containing 10 proposals with which they hope to meet the protesters' demands, NU reports.