Subscribe Login
General Industry

Amsterdam Airport Offers Security Workers 20% Pay Rise - Labour Union

By Dave Simpson

Amsterdam Schiphol airport is offering security workers a pay rise of 20% on average in a bid to solve ongoing staff shortages, labour union FNV said on Thursday 6 October.

Details

Schiphol, one of Europe's busiest airports, has been grappling with long passenger queues for months and has cut capacity by almost a fifth until at least March 2023 due to the lack of security staff.

Agreements struck between Schiphol and the two main unions at the airport offer security workers a pay rise of €2.50 per hour from November, while nightshift supplements will be increased by 35%.

Get a FREE Digital Subscription!

Enjoy full access to Hospitality Ireland, our weekly email news digest, all website and app content, and every digital issue.

Processing your request...

Thanks! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

The Unions and the airport said they would also try to find ways to make workers' schedules more attractive.

Schiphol has repeatedly asked airlines to scrap flights this year, as lines for security checks stretched onto the streets outside terminal buildings.

Missed Ticket Sales

KLM, the Dutch arm of airline group Air France-KLM and the main carrier at Schiphol, last week said it had already missed out on more than €100 million in ticket sales due to the problems at the airport.

News by Reuters, edited by Hospitality Ireland. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

Enjoy a FREE Digital Subscription
Enjoy full access to Hospitality Ireland, our weekly email news digest, all website and app content, and every digital issue.
Enjoy a FREE Digital Subscription
Enjoy a FREE Digital Subscription
Enjoy full access to Hospitality Ireland, our weekly email news digest, all website and app content, and every digital issue.
Enjoy a FREE Digital Subscription