Dozens of people gathered at Schiphol airport on Sunday to protest against a ban on asylum seekers and people from seven Muslim countries Donald Trump implemented in the United States. They carried signs reading "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here", "Trump psychopath", "Human rights for ALL" and "Muslim ban is racist, xenophobic, not normal. Rise up". One protester was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.
KLM and pilots union VNV reached an agreement on a pension scheme for the pilots, the union confirmed to NU.nl. This means that all planned labor actions are now off the table and both parties stopped ongoing lawsuits.
According to VNV, with this agreement KLM is preventing "rising labor unrest among its pilot corps". The union would not expand on the price details of the agreement.
EasyJet pilots stationed at Schiphol Airport will be striking again on Friday, the association of Dutch pilots VNV announced. This strike will go on for 24 hours, which means the pilots will not work at all on Friday
Easyjet pilots and crew stationed in Amsterdam are planing protest actions for a better collective bargaining agreement. In the coming weeks this will mean strikes that can lead to delays or even cancelled flights, Dutch pilots association VNV announced on Wednesday
KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is concerned that the strike Air France pilots have planned for Saturday, one day after the start of the European Championships in France, will lead to reputation damage that will also effect the Dutch airline. In a message to the KLM staff, he called it a "destructive strike"
The KLM pilots have, with "an overwhelming majority", approved the new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement includes a number of cutbacks, such as no wage increases for three years, harder work and an increase in the retirement age.
KLM pilots have no confidence in Air France's promise that the control of finances will remain with KLM.
At Schiphol there is a growing fear of the deadly Ebola disease among pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.
Pilot association groups in The Netherlands are calling on governments to take stricter and clearer measures to fully inform airlines of security information when flying over areas where there is a distinct threat of war, Dutch news sources report.