Cleaning staff at Amsterdam airport strike briefly over summer bonus pay

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A general view of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Some cleaning staff at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport went on strike for several hours on Monday but flights were not impacted, a spokesman for their labour union said.

The striking workers were angry that they were not slated to receive the 5.25 euros per hour pay bonus that about 15,000 other workers at the airport have been offered, FNV union spokesman Joost van Doesburg told Reuters.

The wildcat strike involved cleaning staff who are not directly employed by the airport but instead by agencies working for other companies like airlines and are not included in the bonus pay agreement, said the spokesman.

Schiphol is currently struggling with staff shortages that have led to a 16% reduction in passengers the airport will receive this summer.

(Reporting by Toby SterlingEditing by David Goodman and David Evans)

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