Public transport strike in Utrecht tomorrow

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Coming Tuesday, most of the public transport in the Province of Utrecht will be down. This is part of a nationwide strike that will last 24 hours and will start at 5 AM on the 28th this month.

The strike is supported by Dutch unions. Since it is not yet clear how many people will participate in the strike, public transport is expected to run sporadically, if at all. The Dutch railway company NS is advising people not to travel by train tomorrow.

The strike is part of larger negotiations for better pension agreements. Dutch unions want 66 to be the retirement age for the next 5 years, as well as pensions for all people that are self-employed. The Dutch government is planning to increase the retirement age along with longer life expectancy. Several demonstrations in the country organized by unions are scheduled for the 29th of May.

Utrecht University has announced not to hold any exams on the 28th and to make lectures non-compulsory.

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Rivka Kroes

Rivka Kroes

Rivka Kroes is a Dutchie and is currently based in Zeist. She studied Chinese and graduated in 2013 from Leiden University. She now works in language localization. You can often find Rivka in a bookstore or library as she loves to read. Apart from reading, learning about new cultures makes her really happy, especially if food is involved.

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