Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dutch Policemen Abandon Part of their Tasks

In their actions for higher salaries, police unions are for more than a week now, undertaking a variety of actions. In more and more parts of the Netherlands, they do not write tickets anymore for light traffic transgressions. They are now expanding their activities and will not appear in courts for several hours a week. Furthermore, they will publish on the website of the police unions where they do traffic controls. Also, police will not work overtime; recent studies have shown that policemen 350,000 times a year work longer hours than they are permitted by law. The unions have announced that they will continue their actions until a better salary offer is made by the minister in charge.

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