Dutch labour union FNV has announced a massive regional transit strike that will shut down many public transportation routes including tram lines in Utrecht.
The strike is scheduled to take place on Thursday 4th January and will last for the entire day. Overnight services before and after the strike will be unaffected.
The NS national train services will not be disrupted by the strike, but regional bus and train providers, including Arriva, Connexxion, EBS, and Keolis, will be affected.
Utrecht transit service provider Q-Buzz will not run their schedule, advising passengers to stay at home or arrange alternative transport.
Nearly every part of the Netherlands will be affected by the strike with Arriva operating in nine provinces, including Friesland, Gelderland, and Zuid-Holland.
FNV announced that unless employers come to terms on a new contract, more and longer strikes will follow. The regional transport network accounts for around 12,000 workers.