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Cleaners at Schiphol hold sit-down strike

Over a hundred cleaners at Schiphol Airport have held a sit-down strike to demand regular jobs, travel expenses and respect. Prior to the action, they observed a minute’s silence to commemorate the victims of yesterday’s Turkish Airlines crash.

“We clean up every day for 130,000 travellers and 60,000 co-workers at Schiphol. So it’s not normal to have to work your first hours just to be able to travel to work, to have your breaks in dirty cellars without windows and to have no job security! That’s why we’re protesting”, cleaner Ibrahim said.

The action is a prelude to a larger action to take place on 16 March at Schiphol.

Campaign webpage. Short video clip of the action.

26 February 2009 |