VVD, PvdA Want to Axe 1 May Public Holiday
AMSTERDAM, 26/07/13 - Labour (PvdA) and centre-left D66 on Amsterdam city council are supporting a call by the conservatives (VVD) in the capital to scrap 1 May as a free day for public servants.
VVD council member Maurice Piek put forward his proposal earlier this week. PvdA council member Jeff Prins agrees the free day on Labour Day “no longer belongs to current times.”
D66 has for some time been against the extra free day for public servants, said council member Carlien Roodink. The three parties in combination have a large majority on the council.
Amsterdam is one of the few municipalities where the personnel still celebrate Labour Day with a day off. The cost of this free day is estimated at around3 million euros a year.