Train passengers and carriers may experience a great deal of inconvenience from Wednesday to Saturday due to actions by the FNV Spoor trade union, ProRail reports Monday evening.

The union is taking action because no agreement has yet been reached with the railway manager on a new collective labor agreement.

According to FNV Spoor, the campaigns will be held from Wednesday to Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 am.

Train traffic can only be started after that time and that takes time, says ProRail.

That is why the company expects that train traffic will be disrupted during those three days until at least 10 a.m.

The actions at air traffic controllers' posts are carried out per region, so that fewer or no trains can run in certain regions and beyond.

ProRail advises to consult a travel planner on these days before departure for current travel information.

A nationwide 24-hour strike is planned for Saturday from 5 a.m.

If this action continues, rail traffic will not be possible throughout the country throughout the day, emphasizes ProRail.

Where and when do the actions take place?

  • Wednesday: Regions Utrecht, Amsterdam and Alkmaar

  • Thursday: Regions The Hague, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Roosendaal

  • Friday: Regions Eindhoven, Maastricht, Arnhem, Zwolle and Groningen

  • Saturday: National 24-hour strike scheduled from 5 a.m.

Unions and ProRail have been negotiating for months

After months of joint consultation between CNV Vakmensen, VHS Rail professionals and FNV Spoor, ProRail made a final offer to the three unions on 1 March.

Members of CNV and VHS agreed.

These unions did set additional requirements for the 'Early retirement scheme' from the final offer.

FNV's supporters rejected the offer, after which the association issued an ultimatum to ProRail.

ProRail rejected that ultimatum.

There is, among other things, disagreement about the term of the collective labor agreement and the percentage wage increase.