<m2m-eng> Support the cleaners' strike

Jo van der Spek M2M jo at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 1 09:25:42 CET 2010

The cleaners at Amsterdam Central Station are on strike for respect and good
wages. Since the 23rd of February a nation-wide strike is gaining momentum:
stations, public offices and Schiphol Airport are becoming dirty.


At Amsterdam CS the cleaning company CSU and NS are putting scabs to work.
They have forced illegal migrants to work against their collegues. The union
FNV responded by calling in the  Labour Inspection. This insitute however is
focussed on chasing undocumented migrants. Two cleaners from Ghana were
caught and put in detention on the prison boat of Zaanstad.

The Cleaners Union explicitly caters for migrants, with and without papers.
The undocumenetd cleaners had been warned, the orgniser told us. And he
promised to support them after their arrest.

M2M calls for support of all cleaners, with or without papers.

You can do this by leaving your dirt on the train and the station as long as
the strike holds.


follow this at


More information about the m2m-eng mailing list