The municipality of Amsterdam hired private security guards to keep an eye on ATMs in the city in an effort to prevent criminals trying to blow them open with explosives. The security guards will park their vehicles near ATMs at random times during the night, NU.nl reports.
Schiphol Airport security workers will be allowed to walk off the job in rotation on Sunday, a court in Haarlem ruled on Friday. Airport officials and unionized private security workers faced off on the use of labor actions to voice the FNV union’s concerns about any new security firms contracted by the airport.
Starting at 7:30 a.m. half of the workers screening passengers and their hand luggage in any given line will stop working every 30 minutes. This will continue over the course of twelve hours.
Unions FNV and CNV are calling on security officers at Schiphol Airport to strike for 24 hours on September 4th. Strikes will also be held at other locations, but the unions have not yet said where, NOS reports.
"Schiphol has already received a notice from us because a 24 hour strike has consequences for the airport and air traffic", Mohamed Gafki of FNV said, according to the broadcaster. "Agreements can now be made to ensure that things go smoothly. Passengers can be informed in a timely manner, tickets can be rebooked, flights can be canceled, and so on."
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.
Rabobank is closing its ATMs in dozens of places overnight in an effort to reduce the number of ATM bombings. The machines will be closed and locked with shutters and steel plates, Financieele Dagblad reports.
The bank hopes to increase the safety around the ATMs, because blowing one open can go "horribly wrong", a spokesperson said, according to the newspaper. "You shouldn't even think about criminals blowing up an ATM with apartments above it, and accidentally using too much explosives", the spokesperson said.
Two security guards at the Zuyderland Hospital in Geleen are suspected in the death of a 37-year-old man from Heerlen. The man died on Friday after an altercation with the guards, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP on Monday.
The seemingly disturbed man walked through the hospital's central hall last week Sunday and was confronted by the security officers. They asked what he was doing, and he responded aggressively. The security guards subdued him.
When the police arrived at the scene, the man had become unwell. He died in hospital on Friday.
Moroccan boy pressed charges of discrimination against a security guard of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. According to him, the guard refused him entrance because of his race
The implementation of the new Central Security system at Schiphol only increased the workload and pressure on security staff at the airport, according to a study done by union FNV. This is leading to longer lines for customers and a massively increased risk of dangerous situations, the union says.
The police are investigating a bar fight and a shooting in Rotterdam which left one man injured in the leg in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Raymond van Gog, the 35 year old security guard who managed to keep a cool head when Tarik Z. forced his way into the NOS building on January 29th, says he did not have a plan on what to do, but acted spontaneously.
Tarik Z., who forced his way into NOS news studios and held a security guard hostage, will appear before court for the first time in an initial hearing on May 12, NOS reports. The first substantial hearing is scheduled for June 19, says the Dutch Public Prosecutor.
Missteps on social media is the cause of employees being fired in ten percent of all cases, new data released last week shows. Three hundred dismissals involved social media behaviour as a reason for firing in 2014, according to legal service provider DAS.
A family was turned away from the terrace at the Dolfinarium marine mammal park on Saturday because one of the children was on a feeding tube due to an illness. A friend of the family took to Facebook to vent her rage.