A large number of EU countries, including the Netherlands, officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venzuela on Monday. In a letter to parliament, Dutch Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs said that the government decided to recognize Guaidó, because Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro failed to meet an ultimatum set by the European Union, NU.nl reports.
KLM pilots are threatening to strike if the Dutch airline does not respond to their demands for a better collective bargaining agreement before Friday, the Telegraaf reports based on a letter pilots' union VNV sent to its members.
The pilots demand a lighter workload and a wage increase, according to the newspaper. The negotiations between KLM and VNV have been deadlocked since VNV members rejected the proposed collective bargaining agreement in May. A spokesperson for KLM confirmed to the Telegraaf that the negotiations are "in a difficult phase".
Pilots union VNV has given KLM an ultimatum - if the airline does not take cutbacks on the pilots' pensions off the table by Friday, the pilots will turned to court, KLM confirmed to news wire ANP.
KLM will not be giving in to union FNV's ultimatum in the talks for better working conditions for the airline's ground crew, the Dutch airline said on Tuesday. According to KLM, responding to FNV's demands "would be irresponsible given the situation of the company"
Negotiations between union FNV Luchtvaart and the KLM management on a new collective bargaining agreement for the ground staff, reached a stalemate on Monday, Mariette van Dijk of FNV confirmed
The Overloon war museum in Brabant and the Eyewitness Museum in the Limburg town Beek jointly bought a World War II document showing Germany's second ultimatum to Rotterdam and the city's surrender
An unique capitulation document for the city of Rotterdam in World War II was found on a German auction site. The handwritten piece of paper is over seventy years old and consist of Germany's second ultimatum to the city and the city's surrender
Dutch police are considering going on strike during the KNVB Cup final match between PEC Zwolle and FC Groningen at De Kuip on May 3, the Dutch Police Union (NPB) announced on their website. The strike is part of protests for the lack of new collective agreement.
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.