Monday, May 12, 2014

Trade Unions: Put Soldiers in Mali in Protected Buildings and not in Tents

Rockets have fallen near the camp of Dutch soldiers in Mali. Military trade unions want the tents in which the soldiers are housed to be replaced by armor-plated containers to protect them against rockets, like the French soldiers have. The trade unions ask whether the safety analysis prepared before the Dutch soldiers were sent, is valid. Chairman of the ACOM trade union Leon van der Hulst said that people were told that the mission was going to a place which was relatively safe, but already two rocket attacks have taken place. The Dutch Ministry of Defense had promised to replace the tents, but it takes too much time.

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