Schiphol is attracting more than a thousand new security guards

Minister Harbers (Infrastructure and Water Administration) writes this in a letter to the Home of Representatives. It’s not but clear whether or not Schiphol can perform with out restrictions in the course of the summer season holidays. The airport has not but decided about capability in the summertime interval, says Harbers.

In line with the minister, it stays essential that the variety of flights matches the out there personnel capability. Any measures and restrictions have to be introduced in good time in order that airways and their clients can take them into consideration.

Floor handlers
In his letter, the minister says nothing concerning the state of affairs with regard to the recruitment of personnel on the floor handlers, who’re chargeable for this themselves. There are six corporations lively at Schiphol that deal with (baggage) dealing with. Earlier this yr, the commerce union FNV warned of employees shortages at some handlers.

Schiphol, FNV and Ministers Harbers and Van Gennip (Social Affairs and Employment) held administrative consultations in April concerning the phrases of employment for floor staff. It has been agreed that the situations for the so-called license to function can be tightened. Since 1 Might, stricter situations have already utilized to floor handlers.