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.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a group of protesting lecturers, Rethink UvA, are still discussing the lecturers' demands, De Telegraaf reports. The UvA will give a response to the demands for more democracy early this week.
The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam has asked the protesting lecturers for more time to come up with a comprehensive answer on their demands. They said this in a letter, Het Parool reports.
A group of University of Amsterdam (UvA) lecturers have threatened that there will be more protests, such as more UvA buildings being occupied, if Executive board of the university does not meet their demands by 16:00 tomorrow. NU reports.
The students currently occupying the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis, have called for a national protest day on Wednesday, NRC reports.
About 300 students occupied the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) administrative center, last night. The students are demanding the resignation of the University's administration, NU reports.
About 20 Italians protested with red and white tulips near the Dutch embassy in Rome yesterday, NOS reports.
Police evicted the occupiers of the Bungehuis on Tuesday morning and early afternoon, reporting a total of 46 arrests. The removal of De Nieuwe Unviersiteit (The New University) protesters from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building began peacefully, but proved more difficult when students outside the building blocked police trucks from entering the property.
Protesters who have occupied the University of Amsterdam’s Bungehuis building in the city center will have to leave the building or pay a penalty of 1,000 euros per person per day, a court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday. The hearing took place after the university sued the protesters, hoping to fine the occupants 100,000 each, every day they remained in the building
A district court in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon will hear the case the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has launched against students occupying the Bungehuis building. A group of students and at least one lecturer first barricaded themselves in the university’s Faculty of Humanities headquarters on February 13 and have not left since.
The fifth day of the Bungehuis occupation has left the protesting students without heating but De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) do not seem to be closer to reaching an agreement. The protesters in the Bungehuis took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, informing followers that their heating was cut off, but they are unperturbed by the cold treatment.
US-based taxi application Uber is now making their services available in Utrecht despite a ban put in place against one of the company's schemes in the Netherlands. The company does not only offer the regular UberBLACK service but the forbidden UberPOP as well, Uber stated on Tuesday. The application is now available in the four largest cities in the Randstad area.
The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.
A few hundred Greek protesters held a demonstration on Dam Square yesterday. They protested solidarity with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' new government, Dichtbij reports.
Protesting students and at least one lecturer are still barricaded inside the University of Amsterdam's humanities building, the Bungehuis.