This video from 1977 is about strikes by Rotterdam dock workers and other workers in the Netherlands.
This Dutch video from June 2012 is about government plans making it easier for bosses to sack workers.
Translated from regional Rijnmond radio in the Netherlands:
Possible strike in port and public transport
08/13/2012 | 7:57
There may be strike action in the port and public transport in Rotterdam on September 10. The trade union federation FNV then wants to protest against government policy.
FNV executive member Stanly Bergwerf has announced this on Radio Rijnmond. The union began this Monday morning handing out flyers at Rotterdam Central Station. According to the union, the plans of the Kunduz coalition
There was a minority Rightist government in the Netherlands, with support in parliament by Geert Wilders’ xenophobic PVV party. After a quarrel with Wilders, the government collapsed, causing new elections on 12 September. The collapsed Rightist coalition reached an agreement on further anti-worker cuts. Shamefully, partners in this agreement were the D66 and GroenLinks parties, supposedly left of center. These two parties had earlier agreed with the Rightist government to have Dutch soldiers and police in the north Afghan Kunduz province as Dutch participation in the Afghan war. Hence, the name “Kunduz coalition”.
disastrous for workers and also for some employers. The union means the government policies of making it easier for bosses to sack workers, raising the retirement age and the abolition of the commuter support.
On September 8, four days before the election, there is a national day of action with meetings across the country. Two days later, there may be the strike action in Rotterdam.
Europe is paying the price for its leaders’ catastrophic austerity policies, the EU’s own statistics agency revealed today: here.